The land of Vrania is cold and harsh, a vicious place to live. But the decedents of Vranr have made their home there for hundreds of years, their passage westward blocked by the treacherous Black Isles and the raging sea. But Vrania is beginning to grow crowded, and food is harder to find than ever before. Exiled from their village to make their own way, Karik and his friends head north, hoping to find shelter from the coming winter, and a place where they can found a new village. But the north is dangerous, even for Vrania, and when Karik meets the huntress Ylmi, they take the first steps in a journey that will shape their world for generations to come.
He can save her life—if he sacrifices those he swore to protect. King’s bastard Shianan Becknam buries himself in his military career to avoid the dangers of drawing political attention. When the artifact intended to end an interdimensional war is damaged, a mage is trapped on the other side of the rift with her servant—only the cheery young boy is really one of the monstrous enemy, disguised as a human. Shianan is desperate to rescue Ariana, one of his few friends, but to do so requires committing treason and betraying his people to attack. State mage Ariana struggles to survive as a prisoner of war in a world of deadly magic and unfamiliar customs. Her only ally is her former servant, once again a renowned warrior caught up in political machinations. To survive, he’ll have to take up the fight against Ariana’s world. As their people’s wasted armies prepare for fresh battle, bastard, mage, and monster must set aside prejudices and rivalries to find an end to centuries of conflict, before they die as traitors. Reviews say: “Shard & Shield is one of the most character-driven fantasy novels I've ever read, and I mean that in the best way.” “…a gripping fantasy tale and characters that I've come to care for who face complex situations that don't have easy answers. A great read!” This completed epic fantasy series by an award-winning author is recommended for fans of Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks.
Far from earth on a beautiful planet with several moons, this collection of nine short stories takes you to The Magical Universe. Hear the bell from the sunken tower and meet the dreams not yet lost and forgotten, look in the mirror and see how the future might play out, and wonder if you would prefer not to know what happened with the old lady. The Magical Universe Collection One is the first nine short stories from The Magical Universe. All stories from The Magical Universe are self-contained and can be read independently. Each story is of a thousand words. The book How It All Began told through the story The Tree of Life, is part of Collection One.
In a world of shadow, can one hero shine When scandal and disgrace fall upon the Order of the Conclave, Bastian and his Order are forced to hide who they are proud to be. Cast out, shunned and scorned by those who were once honoured to use their services, Bastian and his men are left with no choice but to become mercenaries. Moving across the Five Kingdoms, they restore peace for coin, shedding blood for others’ gain. Tasked with the job of escorting a noblewoman and her handmaiden across the Sand Seas, Bastian soon realises not all is as it should be. Something evil poisons the lands, as whispers of revolt and rebellion are once again murmured among the courts. In the halls of his Order, Bastian is entrusted with a mission. He knows this shouldn’t be his fight, but the duty to his Order, his comrades, and his mysterious travelling companions weighs heavily on him. The mission is so dangerous and deadly only a fool would take it…and only a coward would refuse it.
(5 stars) "Great books, kept my interest from page one. But now I have to wait for the next one (sad face). I love this series." -- Judith J, Amazon reader. The adventure continues in WIZARD SEARCH, The Magic of Larlion, Book 4. The war ends in victory for the young wizard Beneban and his friends, but dark magic lingers on. Under an evil compulsion, his mind befogged, Beneban disappears. Wandering with his magic sword, his giant feline companion, and a faithful tiny Worf servant, he is lost. New beginnings spring out of the peace in Larlion. The Forest Lady returns to her beloved Forest to heal her lonely heart and raise her fast-growing family. The Vardraken queen and her wizard consort settle at the Great Shrine and realize that ice dragons may be easier to raise than magical children. The Grand Lar, healing from Ztavin’s malevolent spell, finds joy in his friendship with a lovely and spirited tavern keeper. A new adventure begins as he sends an army to help his Ogdol friends retake their neighboring kingdom. With Beneban seeming lost to all hope, will Laraynia find comfort in the arms of the Mergol King? Can Forest magic and the Grand Lar’s power bring the young wizard back from the brink of death in time to foil the rise of their old enemy and save Og-dan from darkness? "Best wizardry I've come across since Harry Potter," said Meara Platt, bestselling author of The Dark Gardens series, about book 1, Wizard Stone. Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery.
There are those who are born into loving families and then there are the less fortunate who must forge their own families through strong friendships. At a local small library in New York City, one such family was born. And just like so many capricious happenstances in life, this family unit embraced newcomers and grew exponentially. But this clan was also charged with far more than spreading love and joy and a sense of belonging. This clan was formed by divine Providence to help save the planet. Gabrielle Bernstein, the MC of Like a Lily Among the Thorns, is a woman in her twenties and has started her career as a librarian at a NYC public library. Abandoned by her father as a young girl and now orphaned by her deranged mother, Gabby longs for a family connection. Coincidentally, she finds this connection at the same time she inherits a B&B in Vermont from her estranged and now deceased father. This enchanted inn is under the watchful eye of goddesses of myth and legend who have been tasked to save mankind from destroying itself and this planet. These goddesses will use their powers to try and stall the onslaught of the effects of droughts, floods, and rising temperatures. But as a safety net they have collected human saviors all over the planet to erect safe havens at high altitudes away from flood waters and blistering temperatures. This one group of saviors are ordinary people who have some extraordinary abilities and enjoy a higher consciousness. They are brought toget ...
Resistance soldier Bernard Marchand would do anything to bring his family back from the dead, but in his desperation to change their fates, he alters history and nearly destroys the world. Faced with the consequences, he's horrified at what he's done. It was never supposed to be this way. As a Huldra, Alva should have stolen her partner's life energy, drained him to the brink of death. Instead, she went against her natural instincts and helped him win the war against a dreaded enemy. However, when he inadvertently starts the countdown to Ragnarok, Alva will have to ignore the ache in her soul as she fights to save them once again. And that's just the beginning… An unknown enemy lurks just out of reach and interferes in their every effort to restore Earth's historical timeline. But why? What is he after? Will they be able to focus long enough to save the Nine Realms, or are they doomed to the horrific reality they unwittingly unleashed?
Sabine has spent the last decade hiding from the fae and the Wild Hunt. But when a charismatic stranger recruits her to retrieve an invaluable artifact, she’ll have to finally reveal her identity… and her dark secrets.
Starting school at Hawthorne University was not going well, until I met my classmate Alondra. Allie was different. She was goth. But she was also mysterious, confident and fun. I was into that. My name’s Liam. My friends call me Lee. Things got weird after I accompanied her to her haunts. Poltergeists and demons attacked little girls. I watched Alondra help exorcise these ghosts, but some of their evil stuck to me. Well, being attracted to a witch was one thing; dating one was quite another. It seemed the closer I got to Allie, the more her witchcraft endangered my friends. And my soul. You decide. I chronicled everything here in her book. Alondra is a prequel to the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The novel takes place twenty years before Broomstick.
"From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion… 'A blood-curdling adventure'." - Foreword Clarion Review
On the run from her old flame’s criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana, and finds a new boyfriend. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust? Then to make matters worse Sara’s twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
There is a price attached to every dream... After twins Genshu Masanori and Genshu Hidekazu witness a kidnapping at the annual Midsummer Festival, they discover the woman taken wasn’t this sorcerer’s first victim, nor will she be the last. They will break clan laws against warfare if that’s what it takes to bring the missing women home safe. They will sign their lives away to the prestigious Tsukiko Academy, regardless of the rumours about the Headmaster and the dark secrets harboured within the school grounds. They will give up the lives they know for a chance to uncover the real reason their family gave up their legacy as wyvern-slayers and swore a vow of peace. A pact with a mysterious dragon spirit, embracing their future as warriors, and servitude to the Tsukiko Academy is only the beginning. The twins have one chance to unravel the sorcerer’s sinister plan. If they can’t find him in time, the game he whispers about might be the last anyone ever plays. Jump into the world of Yumihari, a land filled with spirits, dragons, monsters, and stunning characters wielding elemental magic to save their homeland. If you love epic fight scenes, mystery and political intrigue, mythology, monsters, mayhem, and progression fantasy, you will love Spirit of the Dragon and the Yokai Calling series. Pick up your copy of the book and experience the first part of the adventure today!
"The Leprechaun Wars by author Wes Snowden is a mystical leap into the mind of a master storyteller. Fluidly moving between the world of magic and the world of men, this is a classic Emerald Isle adventure tale of one young man’s journey through revenge and romance, with sinister enemies around every cruel corner, and more than enough temptations to stray from his path. Written in a timeless voice that is both formal and flexible, there is a good balance of youthful whimsy and fantasy action. The depth of world-building and the energetic pace of the story make The Leprechaun Wars a treat for any fantasy fan." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles. Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power. With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage. Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death. Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot?
Eli tried to leave the supernatural life behind. Problem is, it won't let her go. Eliza "Eli" Moore may have been born a seer, but she didn't want to live like one. That was why she became a private detective, and opened Nine Lives Investigations. Being able to talk to the dead gives her an undeniable edge in solving cases, and she figured it was all for the greater good. Then Eli is forced to exorcise a demon, the local witch elder ends up dead, and Eli fears she's in over her head. Throughout it all, Eli has one dedicated ally: Dan, mortal police detective who isn't scared of things that go bump in the night, and who hints he wants to be more than friends. But mortals and seers don't mix…do they? Before Eli can sort out how she feels about Dan, an enemy from her past resurfaces and threatens everything she holds dear. Eli is forced to take on the title inherited from her grandmother, and become the Mistress of Seers—but just because leading the seer community is her birthright doesn't mean anyone will follow her. Poison Garden is perfect for fans of witches, magical creatures, and slow-burn paranormal romance. Pick up Book 1, Oleander, today!
As the sun hits the glossy surface of the crystal ball, the tree inside glows. After traveling through one world after the other, time is running out. The choice must be made; the crystal ball shattered to set free its valuable contents before it’s too late. How It All Began is a short story of a thousand words and invites you into The Magical Universe showing you the beginning by telling the story of The Tree of Life.
The King is dead! Long live the King! Two princes and a beautiful and deadly Ranger find their lives intertwined in this action-packed epic fantasy. The kingdom of Pormanian has lost its king. Gideon's father has been killed in the war. His oldest brother is responsible for the fate of the kingdom—a realm facing an invasion from the Salric Empire. Gideon tries his best to prove useful as his brother takes the throne, but when the new king discovers a way to use magical humans as weapons, Gideon will have to decide for himself what is right for the kingdom. Could it be Gideon possesses magical powers? Ethan is the crown prince of the Salric Empire, the mortal enemy of Pormanian. He’s grown up with a war he promised to end. He’ll capture the Pormanian throne or die trying. Now is the time for an invasion, but first, he needs to spy within the Pormanian borders. When he’s caught in the middle of something much bigger than he expected, will he be able to escape? Or will he be doomed to die in an enemy kingdom? Avalon is a Ranger who swore to protect the king. In the wake of her greatest failure, Avalon must leave all she'd ever known to defend her honor and change the fate of her family. But when she meets a mysterious man on her journey, it might be her fate is changed. Three destinies, three stories, one epic adventure. Join Prince Gideon, Prince Ethan, and Ranger Avalon as they fight to protect what they love and alter their fates.
Busy learning how to kill with her gift of life, Princess Megan craves time to practice how to heal, but knows that only death will win the upcoming war. For the first time in Megan’s life, she has fallen in love, and with the wrong man, at that. As much as she loves Mana, will she have to end their relationship to keep her promise to the soon-to-be king of the Syreni, Prince Aenon? Meanwhile, Kevin is busy preparing for his child with Dana and trying to keep Megan out of trouble. When Brynjar takes him to the Saoirson Fighters’ hideout, he realizes he knows nothing and if he wants answers, he’ll have to talk to people he never expected to meet and never wanted to. On Earth, Carmia is learning what makes this foreign world spin. She discovers an island with inhabitants that appear primitive but are more sophisticated than anyone on Dalya. Their technology is more advanced than the inventions in her dreams. She flirts with the idea of staying on Earth forever until tragedy sends her sailing back to Dalya and into a deadly storm. She promises to return and never leave Earth again. At the same time, the king of the Paradise Kingdom and secretly all of Dargone, Megan’s father, plans his next move against his daughter, giving her a surprise she will never expect.
"Kilty As Charged has everything you could want: a very strong lead woman (Catriona); fast-paced storyline; lots of action; some huge Scotsmen; great dialogue and plenty of humor; a great cast of supporting characters; and even some time travel! A hilarious story told in a very interesting way. Throw in some mystery and intrigue and you've got yourself a great read....Amy Vansant has written a highly imaginative, mystery/love/humor-filled novel that leaves you wanting to read the next in the series ASAP!!!" ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MMG
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The magnetic poles have shifted. Powers ignite in their veins. But are their emerging Unhidden talents strong enough to defend them from annihilation? Anna Taylor is barely holding her anxiety at bay. With scales growing on her body and shocking magic now at her command, the teacher flees after being outed by a student and attacked by an angry mob. And after arriving at a safehouse on a farm in Ireland for training and protection, she feels unprepared for her first mission to neutralize an explosive threat. Vietnam vet Maximilian Hurley subdues his demons with drink. So when an Unhidden agent comes to Australia to recruit him, and a fire mysteriously destroys his plane, the troubled pilot doesn’t have much to lose. Teaming up with Anna, the tough-talking Aussie battles through his PTSD as they save Cork from a devastating bombing. As the group of talents grows to a core crew of six, Anna and Max discover there’s little peace as a coalition of xenophobic extremists rises against those with Unhidden Blood. And now their combined powers might be the only thing standing in the way of their total extermination… Can Anna, Max, and the squad stem a tsunami of chaos and death? Taming of the Few is the first book in the Guardians of PHAE Irish urban fantasy series. If you like snarky banter, spectacular world-building, and nail-biting tension, then you’ll love Christy Nicholas’ urban fantasy adventure. Buy Taming of the Few to defend a powerful destiny today!
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.
An epic fantasy of love, war, honor, and vengeance, set in a world on fire. An action-packed adventure of the highest order, The Bulls of War provides a sweeping tale of an empire on the precipice of war with its hated rival, their fragile truce teetering on the edge of a sword. Tens of thousands of troops stand at the ready, only an order away from battles on a scale unseen in centuries. Some factions within the Imperial capital fight to keep the peace, while others shirk no scheme, murder, or terror in their quest to trigger war - a war some fear could rend their empire apart. It is in the midst of this dangerous game of brinksmanship that Generals Tyghus and Kyrus soon find themselves, pulled towards opposite sides of the growing rift. Against a backdrop of ruthless politics and the drumbeat of war, their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to save their country, themselves, and those they love - all while battling their own tragic pasts. With Tolkien's scope and Martin's scheming, The Bulls of War is the first book of E.M. Thomas's epic fantasy series Chronicles of the Andervold Thrones, a saga reminiscent of ancient Rome and Greece in a world all its own.
Warring countries, fantastical creatures, beings of terrible power, and journeys of epic scale. The legendary Book of Alcherys tells wild and unimaginable stories. But they are not mere fairy tales. They are true, every word.
Callista Nienna is strong and independent, but nothing could have prepared her for civilization being brought to a violent end. Now, she is forced to stay alive in a desolate wilderness with only her closest friend for support.
She has two choices: give up and die with the wilting world around her, or seize her destiny and make it to the only sanctuary left unscathed. At the end of her journey, something awaits Callista. Something both terrifying and unbelievable.
Deep within the frozen tundra of the province of Aeblegarden, Bjorn lived the contented life of a fisherman. His father, Ari, and his grandfather, Ole Petter, braved the frozen waters of Ravndal for untold years... That is, until the Frost Giants came. Forced across the Utguard Mountains hundreds of years earlier, the enormous beasts stalked back into the territory of men with a vengeance. When Ari joins the army to fight against them, Bjorn, Ole Petter, and an orphaned girl, Astrid, are cast onto a journey that will take them far into the frozen wastelands... And deeper into the past than even the tales of yore remember. Fans of Bernard Cornwell and Griff Hosker will love this!
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?
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.
Drink to the dire and dead! Sing the songs of bloody corsairs! Patros Ngala. Tausi of Song City. Queen Zaki of the Silver Coasts. Bound by blood and bloodshed, these three legendary pirate captains will shape the destiny of the Mirror Sea through the steel in their hands and courage in their hearts. Gathered from the dregs of scorned empires built on slavery and vice in Juut’s glittering west, brave souls sail the Mirror Sea as they carve liberated holds along its coasts. From one raid to the next, reavers risk execution, or worse, imprisonment, for a chance at riches and renown. In a world full of sorcery and mayhem they will follow tailwinds to glory, into the darkest depths of the ocean and beyond. Horrors unimaginable and treasures to match await these brave freeboaters on every horizon.
A Wave of Lions: Salt Songs of the Mirror Sea collects three tales of heroic adventure, passionate romance, and thrilling enchantment! This collection contains the entire trilogy: The Curse of Shallow Bay, At The Mirror’s Edge, and The Queen in Silver. Embark into the epic unknown!
On trial for her life, the Girl who Sang with Whales thought life could not deal her any worse surprises. Little did she know the despicable plans of her enemies would drag her through the Isle of darkness to a new, unimaginable future. Salty adventure for those with a love of pirates, dragons and heroines who simply will not lay down and die.
Find an invisible man in another dimension? All in a day's work at TRAIL. Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check. Hold intrusive military goons at bay. Check. Find an invisible man in a different dimension. Check. Finish the vacation TRAIL jerked you back from to do it? Easier said than done. Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than they've earned before as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. After this, they might not need jobs. They're the best there is, and the item, person, or secret hasn't been invented that these two can't recover. Until now. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? The archaeologist in charge can't afford this fee, and neither can the military. So the real question is who -- or what -- is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?
For a relic of war, death is my inevitable release.
Most people can’t kill without regret, but I don’t have that luxury. I am a tank-created nu-human, and my sole purpose hinges on the whims of my tyrannical maniac creator. Town annihilations to political assassinations—I never disobey.
Until I want more.
When I escape beyond the realm of my former master, my only goal is safety—freedom—a life I always wanted. I should have known my creator would send deadly pursuers. He wants to remind me of what I’m never fated to have.
Then destiny tempts me with the unexpected.
When a dragon—a creature said to be long extinct—offers me a chance at true freedom from my former master’s control, I don't know what to believe. In my line of work, trust kills. But something is different about this creature....
With nothing to lose, I agree to his terms. Now, I wait. Will he give me the freedom I crave, or did I seal my fate?
DESTINY is the first book in the Experimental Heart epic romantic urban-science fantasy series. If you love fantasy mixed with science fiction, strong willed heroines overcoming the torment of their past, fate vs choice, and a dash of slow burn romance, dive into the world of Lumaraeon today!
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.
A magical gift of the fae. When a soothsayer faces her end of days, can she find her lone heir before more blood is spilled? Ireland, 1177. Royal seer Orlagh’s prophecies of war fall on deaf ears. So with her sons long dead and only an intractable girl for an apprentice, the aging visionary dreams of her grandson and the need to pass on her legacy. Fearing her mortality, she leaves her short-sighted king behind and sets out to track down her sole descendant before her powers die with her last breath. Refusing to let invading Normans, deception, and fickle predictions stand in her way, she vows to place her enchanted brooch in the hands of her kin. But when she finds her successor unworthy, she turns to the fae for answers… and with grim determination accepts a perilous quest. Can Orlagh’s unflagging devotion survive the brutal conflict on the horizon? Misfortune of Vision is the immersive fourth book in the Druid's Brooch historical fantasy series. If you like no-nonsense heroines, deftly researched backdrops, and a splash of intriguing magic, then you’ll love Christy Nicholas’s tale of valor. Buy Misfortune of Vision to match wits with fate today!
Sometimes it takes an assassination attempt to discover I may have a crush on the bad guy – and I may be just as dangerous as he is. I work with aliens, my best friends is held hostage, and everyone wants to murder me before the Lord Prince can magically bond to share my power? If I had known an illegal drone race would lead to murder, kidnapping, and lies, then I might have thought better about the giant prize of credits, and the dream of walking again. I never met my best friend in person until a drone race gone wrong had both of us vying for our lives against a secret alien society. To make matters worse… my boss was one of them, and I couldn’t decide if he was trying to save my life, or the reason I was in trouble to begin with. Release date: October 3rd 2022!
It wasn't meant to be like this. Dylan's life in the spellster tower has everything he should want: magical knowledge, safety from the King's Hounds and frequent clandestine affairs with women. All at the cost of his freedom. So when the chance to leave the tower—even as a leashed weapon for the King's Army—arises, he seizes it. When his first scouting mission goes awry, Dylan is left alone in a hostile world with the tower a distant beacon of safety. Only the flirtatious Tracker, an elven man whose very presence awakens Dylan's long-repressed desire, can help him return to his old life before the crown discovers his unleashed status. But the risk of being branded a deserter may be the least of his concerns as whispers of an armed presence in the North threatens his home. Dylan must rely on Tracker to protect him even as everything he thought he knew begins to unravel around them. *This book contains violence, gore and explicit adult themes.* *This second edition shares the main storyline with In Love and Death and has additional content from Tracker's pov.*
The war has begun and the Evil One is attacking. Thus Sam and Jake must find and convince the Summoner of KiraKu to call all dragons and magical creatures of the wild lands to join the battle. To reach the Summoner, Sam will have to cross the most dangerous wild lands of KiraKu. Even if the Summoner can be found, KiraKu is facing multiple armies and villains greater than any in its history. Sam must do whatever it takes to win or watch all her friends die. The final battle will test heroes, create legends—and it will still not be enough. Can the guardians fulfill the prophecy and unit KiraKu? In the last stand, can Sam find a way to defeat the Evil One and save KiraKu? Guardian, the Stand is the fourth book in the thrilling Magical Beasts YA fantasy series. If you love fantasy thrillers with nonstop action, powerful heroines, quirky tough heroes, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts, you will love Guardian, The Stand.
A witch hunter is thrust into a magical, dragon-filled world... At sixteen, Yanna Gray is part of her family’s Virginia based witch hunting enterprise, helping rid Earth of anything—and anyone—magic. But her militant life goes south when an enchanted amulet goes missing. Before Yanna can reclaim the artifact, the thief opens an interdimensional portal flinging Yanna into a frightening magical world. Ragond is straight out of the forbidden fairy tales Yanna once read. Mythical creatures, witches, and mages live in harmony with humans. Here, all she’s grown up believing is turned on its head—especially when she discovers her own magical abilities. Without access to a portal to Earth, Yanna is invited to shelter at Stonehaven—the training ground for witches, mages, and dragon riders—where she discovers true friendship, camaraderie, and a surprising bond with an ancient dragon. But all too quickly, Yanna’s magic-hunting past catches up to her. Now, to save her friends and the dragon who partnered with her, Yanna must decide what she believes and who to trust. Or her past might become Ragond’s downfall.
Dreden Sharpstand and his father are poor. All the humans and avehos of Kroonsaed are hardly getting by. If not for the bright, enigmatic sea of gas called the Sunitian Sea, life and resources in the town would be prosperous. But the Sea has secrets of its own... One night Dreden and his friends are attacked by mysterious men, with weapons they cannot understand. When they strike a second time, they chase the men into the Sea, and are transported to an alternate world, to a city called Brunswald, where technology exists centuries ahead of their time. Since the new world is only populated by humans, Dreden's friend Gerrika the aveho, a flightless, humanoid bird, becomes an instant celebrity. When Dreden meets Morell Edland, the son of the richest family in the country, he falls in love with him, and can hardly remember why he ended up in the new world in the first place. Slowly, things start to reveal themselves. A secret, lost history between their two worlds is becoming unraveled, and a seemingly omnipotent force is killing thousands across the world. Just one thing is for sure: Dreden and his friends didn't end up in Brunswald by accident. From the author of the Kirkus-acclaimed Immortale, The Century's Scribe is a must read for devourers of new adult fiction and high fantasy. Brendan Walsh delivers on his most personal novel yet.
Neferre is a coarse, disgusting, slightly-alcoholic elf who is discovered while in a drunken stupor by a strange child in the dark depths of a swamp. Neferre offers to escort the child to safety, only to find the little girl is a legendary dragon slayer torn from the ancient past. Together with her friends, a half-giant and a snarky sorcerer, Neferre must return the girl to her original era before her enemies can end her life. The journey becomes a real race against time when a dragon bent on revenge decides it would be preferable if the child return in little pieces.
Call me Dragon. It’s the last thing you’ll ever do. Blitz the Devastator has never done a decent day’s devastating in his life. Fireless, artistic and shunned by his Dragon Clan, he struggles to pillage even the meanest village. A future full of misery and failure beckons. This much is true until the day the burly brown Dragon successfully – imagine that – kidnaps the Princess Azania. As a black Princess of T’nagru, this spirited beauty is by definition the most unforgettable woman in the seventeen realms. Knights errant, men-at-arms and sundry Princes expire at her feet in drivelling worship. Unfortunately, they all want his scaly head on a platter shortly thereafter. Goes with the territory. To Blitz’s consternation, the royal nuisance refuses to behave herself and be a typical pampered Princess. With humour, unconventional flair and the odd stomp of her diminutive slipper, she sets out to reform her Dragon. One question remains. Who will save the Dragon from the Princess?
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?
She's lucky he's a charmer. He's lucky she doesn't bite. Much...
Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her—until a new case changes everything. When Lindi learns that she she's not the only shapeshifter in the world, she also realizes she might be next on a killer's list.
In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, she will have to team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi's ever met. Even more terrifying, she’ll need to embrace her serpent side, a choice that has enormous consequences for Lindi, and for everyone around her.
She is born to be a hunter—but destined to become prey.
As one of the last females of her kind, Kitani's on the mating dinner plate of far too many to count. Despite the risk, she is determined to fulfill her warrior calling and join the effort to keep the shapeshifter world secret from humans.
One night she meets Cody, a gorgeous shapeshifter who crushes vicious rogues for fun. He's someone she'd love to hate because he challenges everything she wants to become. But when he penetrates her dreams, it invokes the ancient lore about fated mates . . .
Is this arrogant warrior really her future?
It seems there is more than one contender for the role—a rogue alpha also desires her as his mate and vows to destroy anyone that stands in his way.
Fate ups the ante when the alpha exposes the true depths of his evil heart, and even Cody's formidable abilities are not going to be enough to stop him. Can Kitani outwit the alpha and bond with her fated mate? Or is she destined to be enslaved to a monster?
If you love edge-of-your-seat, slow-burn romantic adventures with engaging characters so real that they breathe right off the page, this is your book!
Note: This story is about how love can push boundaries, embrace many forms, and above all, conquer anything that it faces. It involves fated soul bonds that experience a powerful telepathic connection. These shapeshifters traditionally mate in t ...
"YOU ARE ONE OF THE FEW AUTHORS WHOSE BOOKS LEAVE ME WANTING TO READ MORE OF YOUR BOOKS." -Amazon Reader "GOOD STORY! I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!" Amazon Reader "I HAD ANXIETY ATTACKS WITH JIN. IT REALLY BOTHERED ME THAT I HAD TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN TO DO NORMAL THINGS LIKE EAT. LOL." -Amazon Reader Check out an original, new Survival-Fiction! Animal Graph is an original, NEVER BEFORE SEEN CONCEPT, a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia with themes on wildlife and nature conservation, which asks questions about what happens when a greedy dictatorship rules the nation, and the harsh consequences to the Earth of a nuclear war. Animal Graph is a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia and is the third story from dystopian author M. Black (Simulation, Exotiqa, Animal Graph). Her novels are branded Enter Tomorrow with a focus on robots, artificial intelligence, simulations, wildlife, grafting, cloning, illusions, or futuristic technology.
Hope is a wild and carefree child growing up in a remote cottage near the coast. Hope’s high-born mother worries her unruly daughter will never become a proper lady living out in the wilderness, while her father, a grizzled military leader, does not share this concern. Instead, he encourages his crafty daughter to run free and explore, giving her the nickname “Little Fox.” When tragedy strikes their peaceful household, Hope must learn to fend for herself -- even if it means taking up the blade. But girls can’t fight... Or can they? Follow the Little Fox as she develops her combat skills secretly, with the help of some unlikely friends. When she realizes her abilities may reach beyond protecting her family, will Hope keep her talents hidden? Or will she understand the importance of her powers in a changing world, and unleash them for the greater good?
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally. She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead. Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
Better to take the hit, than the what if... Amity's last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again. Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing. When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
When Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she? But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know. After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all. For readers 10-14 years or anyone keen to escape into another world! Esme's Wish is the first in the Esme trilogy. Winner of a Purple Dragonfly Book award!
The curtain, the veil, the void, the abyss. So many names for the mystery of the beyond. People spend a good part of their lives just wanting to lift the heavy canvas of the circus tent and take a peek inside. Eventually they’ll know, in the end, we all know, but mankind is an impatient beast. Sadly, for most, if they ever could pull aside that curtain, they would spend the rest of their lives trying to forget that they ever had.Myrrendryl tells the tale of four seemingly unconnected youth bound to one another in a way none of them could have guessed and knowing would threaten to shatter their very existence. The hands of fate appear to play them like marionettes, but are they truly controlled by fate? Or are they their own masters? A story that questions what is real, and what is the sands of dreams. A story ultimately, about the human condition and what deep down, we are willing to sacrifice.
"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.
Spirit Guide, Meridian has no idea the storm she is involved with until her father is sent to Etheria's prison. With the Hall of Souls on their heels, Meridian and the spirit guides seek out an ally from the Fairy Queen. The Queen has her own agenda and tricks sending the spirit guides for the fairy stone held by a witch coven in Salem Massachusettes. Their trip doesn't end there, as they portal to the demon realm for the fairy book, Meridian must answer the demon's riddle to leave with their souls. As her quest ensues, a love triangle unfolds threatening the unity of her trusted circle and the fate of their realm. An ironic relationship forms when Meridian befriends a once spirit guide cast out as a fallen who has his own demons. Instrumental to the guides journey, he becomes the key to their quest and holds the answer about Aiden, the human boy whom she has a connection with. Judgement day is coming and her father's fate rests in her hands, or so it seems. The ultimate betrayal ensues blinding Meridian with pain, she follows in her father's footsteps in breaking Etheria laws to satisfy her own need for comfort and the search for answers about her existence. The unimaginable takes place that threatens her will, her realm and her chance at finding her soul mate robbing Meridian of everything she is and knows.
Their love is destined to shatter the boundaries of time... She's an archaeologist. He's an ancient god. An Egyptian excavation brings them together, but what they discover there may tear them—and the rest of the world—apart. The past clashes with the present in this paranormal saga of ancient prophecies and warring gods. If you like Egyptian mythology, steamy romance, historical mysteries, and complex characters, you’ll love this time-bending trilogy.
A dark entity wants her soul.
When demons attack her kingdom, elven princess Ara Zypherus is forced to flee her palace with a band of her fathers most trusted soldiers. In that one night, she loses everything she loves.
All that remains of her previous life is her fathers commander, Raethin Corvus. Handsome but irritating, Ara must figure out a way to get along with Raethin, or risk losing the last thing she hasher life.
To escape the demonic scourge that hunts them, Ara and Raethin venture into the Rakevan Forest to find the legendary druids and their guardian. With their help, they may just survive.
As truths are revealed, Ara discovers that she plays a central role to the battle against the chaotic being known as the Void King. The gods have meddled far too long in the mortals affairs, and together with Raethin and their companions, Ara must find a way to stop the Void King before he tears the realms apart.
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.
Each person has a distinct trait that's either held in reserve or pursued without inhibitions. For reasons that vary, the latter may seem an egotistic act. However, not for Jein. Taking a path other than the one she believes is right is like betraying her own soul. This book features a young girl who deals with her individuality in admirably different ways. It tells a story of how she accomplishes exceptional feats in a world that draws an unyielding line between men and women. Follow Jein Kyominias, a girl who does not entertain the established roles other females of the upper class take in her land. Her rearing in a matriarchal society has certain paths laid out. She has chosen to be an elite hunter instead of a mere matron. She is unique in her fondness for activities that are specifically bequeathed for men. She decides she will be different---strong and different that is.
A 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?
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.
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 ...
Got monsters? You need Eno the Thracian! He's the guy with the answer to your problems, whether they're as small as a dragonet you need moved to the other side of the mountain or as big as a minotaur wreaking havoc in your palace. He can train your youth for battle, cure your vizier of fatal ambition, or slay hydras (up to seven heads only, please). As you may know, there's a serious hero shortage in Greece at the moment. Most of the more famous heroes have heeded their promises and gone to help out one side or the other in the Trojan War. But the need for heroes hasn't lessened since the war; if anything it has increased. More monsters than ever are appearing in our blessed islands. If you're one of the unlucky ones beset by strange beasts, summon Eno the Thracian. Swift sword...reasonable rates. In HERO FOR HIRE, armed with his wits and a mysterious sword, Eno must stop the Witch-Goddess Hekate from opening the seventeen doors of Hades to release her zombie army...and find his own way out before becoming her immortal general or, even worse, her lover.
Gods, monsters, and magic school. Class will never be the same. I thought that I was just a normal girl. Well except for being sickly with a bad back and asthma. But then my family was lost in a tragic accident and then next thing I know Hermes is knocking at my door. Yeah, that Hermes - the Greek god. He tells me I'm special and shows me the how to partially shift to release the wings in my back. Suddenly the pain that's been there my whole life is gone...and I can fly! Well sort of. I've got a lot to learn. So it's off to Mount Olympus Academy where my teachers are gods and my classmates are vampires, werewolves, and witches. There's also...Val. He's a vampire, and I can't stop thinking about him even though interspecies dating is taboo. I think he might like me too...even though I did accidentally set him on fire the first time we met. Awkward! It's not all fun and games, though. MOA has a darker side and the more time I spend here, the more secrets I uncover. And the worst secret of all just might be about me. Fire & Flood is a young adult magic academy fantasy novel with non-stop action. It contains a spunky heroine, one best friend with the gift of sight...to see tomorrow's lunch menu, a mean-girl vampire roommate with a carnivorous plant, and a meet-cute with her roommate's hot twin brother that almost kills them both. Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy in this fun new series! Classes start now - one-click to enroll with Edie at Mount Olympus Academy!
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.
Paris marshal Danni Metreaux has her hands full with criminals preying on a local Weeia merchant, a fresh trainee and the happy distraction of a new love interest. Her instincts tell her that a powerful Weeia has been forcing humans to commit a series of crimes, and wiping their victim’s memories, leaving them to human justice. Will Danni be able to discover who is behind the crimes and stop them without losing her own mind?
Three sisters. An absent prince who promised to protect them. And the wolf is at the door… Once upon a time… When war breaks out, Rudolf promises Portia and her sisters he will protect them. But his father falls in battle, and Rudolf is forced to return home to command his father’s armies. Shifting alliances turn Portia and her family from friends to sworn enemies. To win the war, Rudolf must conquer her home, and risk losing her forever. When the wolf is at the door, who will win – love or war?
Europe is on fire. Fuelled by religion, politics and power, war rages across the continent, pitting father against son, and brother against brother. In the wake of such conflict come horrific famine and deadly plagues. Rumours begin to surface of the End of Days, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the violent Renaissance of Mankind. As Europe burns, betrayal and feuding rages in the Brabant family. Why does Reinald, the powerful yet dishonest Duke fear his younger siblings so? How will headstrong Leo and noble Willem outsmart their older brother, and take back what is rightfully theirs? And what of Isabella, their troublesome younger sister, whose fiery temper lands her in love and in trouble... Vowing to put right the wrongs of their family and bring an end to their brother's deadly plans, Willem, Leo and Isabella must chart a course through war, famine and pestilence. Meanwhile Reinald forms an unlikely and deadly alliance with a megalomaniac, a warmonger, and a deranged yet brilliant scientist, hell-bent on seeing their holy mission through to its grisly conclusion. Can the Sons of Brabant survive? Help appears from the most unlikely of places...
Book One of the Slaves of Erafor series: Reading is forbidden, and the penalty for non-compliance is a life of slavery enabled by the forcible administration of a mind rotting drug. Yet, there are those possessed of the will to seek illumination. Kikkan, a former slave on the run, and Quillion, a mercenary and self-taught scholar. Together they seek out a small band of rebels living in hiding who offer the promise of a better world. Their leader is a mysterious figure known only as The Reader of Acheron.
Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it.
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.
“I would ask that you, whose crafts of warfare are renowned, enter the forest labyrinth, find this minotaur, and destroy it.” A Majikal Maze. A harrowing journey by river raft brings Yates and Sharp into a Faerie country, but they find it in crisis. A Faerie master enchanter reveals the existence of a hidden maze in the jungle that leads to the source of all majik. A Servant of Maraa now walks the forest labyrinth. The enchanter promises Yates a charmed weapon of incalculable value if the pair will destroy the brutal Servant — and learn how it came to be there. At the same time, Sharp finds a way to reveal Yates’ true plans, and for once, the ambassador cannot lie his way out of trouble. About the Series “Yates shouldered his shotgun and poured cartridge after cartridge of triple-aught shot into the minotaur. The monster howled and turned to face him, ruby eyes alight like coals.” Monsters and elephant guns face off as Ambassador Chadwick Yates and Navy Commander Thurston Sharp explore the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia. The pair must adapt to the curious cultures of Gremlins, Faeries, Anurans, and others to make allies, and fight off the evil creatures that serve an ancient sorcerer. The Adventures of Chadwick Yates is for readers who love action in exotic locales. The series blends the Lost World literary genre of Indiana Jones and King Solomon's Mines with the magic and monsters of epic fantasy. Featuring real 19th century gadgets and a g ...
Among the tribes of the Wagani war is life, and for Lut, war is his way out of the poverty that he was born into. A reaver, a warrior, and the chosen of the enigmatic goddess the Azure Queen, he has dedicated his existence to furthering her glory by the bite of his axe. Bloodthirsty, powerful, and without mercy, he marches upon the world to spread the name of his beloved deity. But what happens when the goddess no longer loves her champion? From the award-winning author of The Saga of The Panther comes a dark tale of violence, betrayal, and redemption where David Gemmell’s Legend fights alongside Steven Erickson’s Gardens of the Moon. In this world victory always comes at a price, love is forever the final victim, and not even the gods can stop the ruthless march of history. This is the world where only the strong and cunning survive. This is the world of the War Pigs.
The Azure Series is now available in its entirety with this complete epic book collection including: Cora: Rise of the Fallen Goddess, Azure Blue, and Coral Red. Book I: Cora: Rise of the Fallen Goddess. Abandoned. Imprisoned. Loved. Cora is the goddess Persephone, living in Greece in the fourteenth century B.C. To shelter her from prophecy, Demeter, sends her away. She is raised by the nymph queen, Nephrea. But prophecy still portends danger for her in adulthood. When Cora falls, Demeter threatens to freeze the world. Nephrea offers sacrifice to quell Demeter's rage, but it may be more than the goddess who needs saving. Book II: Azure Blue. An immortal race freed by death and defiance of the gods. Nymph queen Delia grieves the death of a king who once united the land, while her unruly daughter, Avva, wishes to mourn him in her own way. Avva flies over the Strait. Such hubris forces sacrifice. Nymphs fall to the Underworld. There they find Cora. And Cora might be the only goddess willing to help them. After all, she's fallen to the Underworld before. Book III: Coral Red. The immortal shall die by the will of Persephone. No one can douse the fire stewing in Cora's heart over the ensuing plight of her beloved nymphs. But as Cora wars bent on revenge, she risks hurting the land and people she loves. RATING IS GENERAL AUDIENCE, "tame" with mild violence, implied intimacy, brief nudity, and closed door scenes.
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 ...
Marked by magic, tested in blood and fire, King Hesleof is the ruler of Calibran, a bridge to his people and a bulwark against the wild chaos that once decimated his kingdom. Accompanied by his loyal sergeant-at-arms, the minotaur Ruric, Hesleof rides to meet the wise dragon Lyrroth the Benevolent, there to learn the true nature of a darkness which threatens to overwhelm everything he holds dear. But there are threats unknown even to that immortal beast: a challenger in the shifting lands of the North, warped by malice and self-delusion; a shimmering discovery in the mines of Them Darhul that presages a bloody rebellion; and a long-forgotten army intent on bringing the land back under the yoke of its ancient masters. An ambitious experiment in fantasy storytelling, The Chronicles of Calibran are an ongoing serialisation depicting the frenzied battles, political intrigue and personal dramas of a new kind of fantasy world, and it all starts here. The Dragon King recounts the burgeoning alliances, bubbling resentments and mounting threats of an epic struggle that will thrill fans of fantasy. If you’re looking for a new world to explore, then The Dragon King is for you; the first of 48 planned episodes of a pulse-pounding saga that introduces the key players in a monumental contest for control of this vibrant, fully realised world.
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!
A collection of short stories by Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominated short story writer Cat Rambo. Find out why Publishers Weekly called this collection "crisp and compelling" while Django Wexler declared "Cat Rambo's writing is everything you could hope for -- lyrical, emotional, funny, by turns or all at once." Includes "Her Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight," "The Accordion," "Magnificent Pigs," "Narrative of a Beast's Life," "Sugar," "The Dead Girl's Wedding March," "In Order to Conserve," "The Towering Monarch of His Race," "I'll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said," "Eagle-haunted Lake Sammamish," "Heart In a Box," "In the Lesser Southern Isles," "Up the Chimney," "The Silent Familiar," "Events at Fort Plenitude," "Dew Drop Coffee Lounge," "A Key Decides Its Destiny," "Rare Pears and Greengages," "A Twine of Flame," and "Grandmother's Road Trip" (only available in the e-version).
A rebellion is brewing in the world of the Lake of Sins while Hugh Truent sits in prison days away from his execution. After taking his findings about the genetic similarities between the classes to the Supreme Almighty and the Council, Hugh had been arrested for treason and all his evidence had vanished as if made from smoke. To protect his family, he cut off all contact with the outside world while he sat in prison for over four years waiting for his execution. He has no idea that some of his reports were leaked to the other classes and that civil war looms on the horizon. Trinity and her friends have no hope of winning the war unless they can unite the classes. In order to do that, they need someone everyone will follow. They need the one person all the classes trust and believe in. They need Hugh. That means they have to break him out of a maximum security prison and convince him to lead their army, but that won’t be easy because Hugh wants revenge and he’s not going to let anything get in his way especially mouthy, attractive, know-it-all Trinity.
"Harry Potter meets Die Hard" - M. Bybee, WereBook.org "Madmax meets Lord of the Rings" - Goodreads.com A world once at the height of magical technology and social order has collapsed. How and why are the least of the wizard killer’s worries. Leaning my bloody head against the back of the crashed levitating carriage, I flex my cramped fingers. With a renewed grip on the mana-pistol, I steal a quick breath. The others better wake up fast, otherwise we’re all going to burn. Enjoy all 20 pulse-pounding episodes, and an all new side to best-selling YA author, Adam Dreece. “…an intense action movie-style romp through a wonderfully detailed fantasy world. I freaking LOVED this story! I loved the cinematic feel, I loved the action scenes, I loved the characters. It is like Harry Potter meets Die Hard” — M Bybee, WereBooks.org, 5 Stars "...an imaginative and compelling series that is quite difficult to stop reading. Dreece knows exactly how to build and then neatly tie up each episode, while leaving the reader wanting more.... highly recommended." --Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite, 5 Stars
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.
You can travel the same path countless times, but it can sometimes lead to another realm. A mystical tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, morphing the surrounding environment, transferring them to an exotic planet with bloodthirsty creatures. Saved from the deadly beasts by hunters, Megan finds herself stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague. A chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment to this new world. While settling into promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya's humanoid inhabitants, who focus solely on Megan. One dark night, after a magical attack, the Fae King's knight is sent to fetch Megan for a reason she can't possibly guess. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange place, and it is oddly more like home than she ever would have expected. The more Megan learns about the strange world of Dalya, the more she realizes that finding a way home is insignificant compared to everything else at stake.
Her world is unraveling - and she’s the reason why. Adventurous Tylira is trapped in a life she didn’t choose and destined to be chained to an enemy general. When she is summoned to Al’Karida she knows two things will happen: she will witness the beginning of the race for the Teeth of the Gods, and she won’t be one of the racers. Or will she? Because Tylira isn’t exactly the kind of girl who listens to other people’s advice. She thinks she can figure out her own way to tap into her potential, and the race is just a bit too tempting to resist. But with every move Tylira makes things seem to unravel more and more... Can Tylira escape the future everyone else wants for her or will she destroy everything in her attempt to be free?
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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!
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!
J.M. Hofer delivers page-turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award-winning Celtic Fantasy series, Islands in the Mist. Set in post-Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur.
Destiny draws them together, but darkness forces them apart. A vampire born of evil. A beautiful young maiden. An ancient prophecy foretold that Mirela would unite with the vampire prince. He was her destiny and her soul mate. She vows to follow her vampire love - even beyond death. And must cross the boundaries between realms to be with him. Will the Immortal Prophecy come true? Or will the prince’s transgressions render it null? Immortal Prophecy is a young adult vampire romance for all ages. If you enjoyed Twilight, Vampire Diaries, or A Shade of Vampire, you’ll love this new series! Immortal Prophecy: a 4-novel series Moon Tide Blood Oath Noble Guardian Eternal Sanctuary
ROBBED OF HER LIFE… …when 82-year-old Eula is stripped of her home and possessions by a scheming banker and her scoundrel son. Suddenly she is forced to begin a new life in a brutal assisted living facility. Feeling lost and broken, she soon learns that a vicious nurse is determined to make her life far worse than she could have ever imagined. But when Eula discovers that she owns an odd but real ‘Fountain of Youth,’ she begins to work on a plan to take her life back and rescue an old friend. To succeed, she must deal with a dangerous woman who has the power to not only destroy her plan but to destroy Eula as well. Only time will tell if she can escape a fate worse than death and take her life back into her own hands. Time is running out... Will Eula survive? Order The Fountain of Youth today.
Thian came from the wrong side of the tracks, the wrong side of the law... the wrong side of pretty much everything. When a freak incident reveals his shifter nature, he was taken in by the Dark Leopards. Now, he must race the clock to gather intel to protect his family, their city, and the woman he intends to claim as his own.
A bonafide daddy's girl, Adele never thought she'd have to go on the run due to her father being the worst sort of dirty politician. Stuck with the bodyguard he hired, she doesn't know where to turn or who to trust. What she does know? Thian is dangerous to both her mind and her heart. She just doesn't know which will fall first.
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.
A Mysterious book. A Magical world. An urgent request.
When Tahendra discovers a worn journal, it stirs flashbacks of a life shes never known. Determined to help, despite fleeting memories and uncertainty, Tahendra rallies her friends.
The world of her birth is collapsing, and the magic dissipating.
Will she overcome her self-doubt in time to repair the damage? Will she and her friends acquire their magic in time to rescue the Ancient World, or will they be caught in certain catastrophe?
A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis. In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he’d sworn never to cross. Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch’s son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother’s death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice. When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she’s tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden’s second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.
Book One in the time travel, fantasy romance series, Highland Secrets! She never believed in magic… Claire McGowan, Scotophile and historical romance novel addict, finally saves up enough for her dream vacation to Scotland. She never imagines she’ll get sucked back to the seventeenth century while running on the beach—that’s what she gets for exercising when she should be relaxing. He knows with a harsh certainty magic exists... The Fae have taken his brother—Laird of his clan. Duncan MacLeod finds a bonnie naked and confused lass. He’s convinced Claire arrived in 1672 through the Faery Stones—a magical portal he’s been scouring the lands for over the past six months. At last, he has someone who’s been through the Faery Stones and can help him find them—and get his brother back. Duncan promises to help Claire get home, even though his desire to have her wars with his vow. Torn between familiarity of the present and what she wants in the past, can Claire help Duncan find his brother and get back to the future? Will she even want to?
"These burning hearts are too stubborn to die."
Phoenix Company is a passionate, ongoing, character-focused series set in the fantasy sci-fi galaxy of Aesteria. These books chronicle the journey of a band of misfits and outcasts who find a family in each other. Bonded in battle, then left for dead, they now fight tooth and claw to pursue their dream of starting a mercenary company together.
After a long string of disastrous jobs that leave their cohesion teetering on the brink, they get one last chance to come up with a win. A disgraced PAX knight, his bright-eyed armiger, an urchin from the megacity slums and a wanderer searching for his family will need to find the strength in themselves and each other to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
In the struggle to forge their destinies together, they need to contend with vicious criminals, sadistic rebels, a horde of flame-spewing, mutant psychos and other hidden adversaries. Can Seth, Loren, Rhaz and Zee sync up as a team and get the job done amid planet-wide civil unrest, personal strife and the machinations of powerful figures lurking in the shadows?
A story for those who feel like they've never quite fit in, Phoenix Company is a lovingly crafted and unique tale inspired by franchises such as Final Fantasy VII, Starcraft, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Outlaw Star and more.
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Damon always felt out of place, in his surroundings, and at his work. Most would consider it an ordinary problem, but Damon was an angel working in Heaven.
When Damon was redeployed to work on a mission on Earth, things started to become interesting. He was, however, dismayed to find out that he had been assigned as a shoulder Angel to the most boring man on Earth, Joe Smith.
Joe Smith felt stuck at work. His uninspiring job (and not so nice boss), left him exhausted. He hadn't made any weekend plans for the last six years! He had drifted away from his family, his social life and even, himself.
Joe Smith was decidedly neutral, neither good nor bad, and both Heaven and Hell, sent their representatives to try and tip the balance, one way or the other.
Damon's counterpart sent to Earth was a hopeless demon named Saynt. Saynt was not like the other demons at all. He felt helpless on Earth, without written instructions on what to do, from his Manager.
Together, both Damon and Saynt were on a mission to turn Joe Smith, and tried to change his rigidly affixed, neutral moral compass so that he became qualified to get into either Heaven or Hell. Instead of just changing Joe Smith, however, they will discover that the mission will have transformed all three of them.
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.
Truth Unveiled, the second title of the Daughter of Ravenswood series, is set one generation after a manmade plague wiped out over half the Earth’s population. The survivors are accustomed to magic and witchcraft and accept and fear the many forms of life after death. New necromancer Meagan Greystone has finally become a valued part of the community at Ravenswood Manor, her ancestral home. But just as she’s settling in, she hears a strange voice in her head, tempting her with power and abilities beyond her wildest dreams. When Meagan discovers the voice belongs to her distant ancestor Quintus—a man known for his magical talent and cruelty—she turns to her father’s spirit for help. But when his spirit vanishes, she knows she must properly raise him from the dead. During the terrifying invocation, the one person she thought might never betray her does, and Quintus rises from the dead instead of her father. Reborn and determined to recover his power, Quintus threatens to take away everything Meagan holds dear, forcing her to either join him or find a way to defeat one of the most powerful sorcerers who ever lived.
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 ...
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.
Magic doesn’t wound the same as a sword. The story of Ian Troy continues in Magic-Scars, the second installment in C. L. Schneider’s riveting epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones. Captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor, Shinree magic user Ian Troy was sentenced to prison. Tortured and drugged, robbed of his will, his memories, and his magic, Ian was made to do unspeakable things. Rescued, as his body slowly rids itself of the drug, Ian realizes he has returned to an unfamiliar world gripped with fear. In the wake of his fall, those he cared for were left to their own grim fates. Draken has seized control of the realms and named himself High King. His brutal rein has sparked a desperate rebellion that Ian now finds himself a part of. His one task: recover and repair the Crown of Stones, in hopes it will tip the balance in the revolution that is brewing. In pursuit of the reason behind the artifact’s strange loss of magic, Ian is driven to release an explosion of retribution and power that leaves him irrevocably scarred. Struggling to reconcile the man he has become with the man he once was, Ian strives to understand the growing number of magic-scars adorning his body. He searches for the truth behind his link to the Crown of Stones and uncovers shocking secrets buried for generations beneath the sand. To become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsibility for his magical inheritance. But can he curb the destructive appetite that comes with it? ...
3 full-length novels of paranormal cozy adventure fun! This is no boring librarian shushing people from behind a desk. This librarian corrals rogue magic. But more importantly, she has a frog and a cat, and she’s not afraid to use them!
Book three in the epic fantasy romance series, The King's Riders! She's on the run, but doesn't know it... Raised in the security of the king's castle, Lady Elissa Durroc remembers nothing of the death of her family or how she survived it. As an elemental mage with control over all four elements, her powers are rare. And coveted by dark magic. None darker than the mage who killed her parents. When the king learns the mage knows Elissa is alive, he orders her to Greenwald under the guise of choosing a husband. Her protection falls to Sir Alasdair Kearney, a knight whose prowess on the battlefield is rivaled only by his appetite for women. Alasdair's not sure what to make of being a glorified nursemaid, despite Elissa's beauty and intriguing magic. The rogue has rules. Rules that don't involve being tempted by his noble charge. Elissa is drawn to the knight, even though he's not on her list of suitors. Can she guard her heart and her magic? And when the dark mage comes after her, will it be too late to matter?
It's been 15 years since the bombs fell. Those who survive scrape by in constant fear of famine, murderous marauders, and worse: the raknoth. No one knows what they are or where they came from. Only that they destroyed the world. And now they rule what's left. Jarek Slater never lost sleep over the fact. He had his ship. He had his exosuit. He went where he pleased, dealt justice where he saw fit. Life was good. Simple. But then someone had to go and steal his exosuit. And you just don't steal another man's exosuit. When Jarek's only lead turns out to be locked up in a raknoth stronghold, though, things get interesting. When that lead's big sis shows up waving around a silver staff, smacking around grown men with telekinesis, and stopping bullets in mid-air, things get, well, more interesting. And when the two of them get drawn into a race across the post-apocalyptic country to save her brother and find his suit... Look, suffice it to say Jarek didn't sign up for this crap. Energy-bending arcanists? Red-eyed space vampires? Teamwork? Oh, and then there's that mysterious alien artifact that might just bring on the second apocalypse. No. Jarek sure as crap didn't sign up for this. And neither did his fiery new friend. But together, they might just be strong enough to pull it off. Assuming they don't kill each other first...