But, being the daughter of renowned professors, I grew up at Alderidge University and was on track to have an easy start to my freshman year. Until I met Nathaniel Nightingale.
Aloof and mysterious, Nathaniel’s hands were covered in scars that told me he had a violent history. He started asking questions about my own, and then dark secrets in our family lines collided after a strange discovery in the library. We found words with power, and they unleashed abilities in the both of us that had been lost to the world.
Turns out, the witch trials weren’t entirely the product of mass hysteria. As far as we can tell, almost every mage was wiped out – killed for their knowledge and their capabilities. And now I have to wonder if my mother’s disappearance is related.
Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you.
There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking.
When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young Gretel must learn to be a hero.
Full of twists and turns, Gretel will have you on the edge of your seat. If you like books by Stephen King you will love Gretel.
Cinderella retold: Fae, vampires, shifters, and a Godmother who’ll grant you any wish—if you pay the price.
For human slave Elle, it’s just another night of breaking her stepmother’s rules and sneaking out. Another night of using her unique skills for clients who want to … forget.
Get the job done. Get paid. Move one step closer to legitimately buying a wish.
But when Elle runs face-first into a charming and handsome faerie—and then ends up in the clutches of a vampire—her usual fly-under-the-radar plans are knocked off course.
This is episode 1 of 6 of a SERIALIZED Cinderella retelling. It is not novel-length. Expect cliff-hangers! Approximately 27,000 words or 120 print pages.
Dante Gabriel is starving. What he craves is red gold—human blood.
After being held captive as a blood slave to a female vampire for years, he has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger.
ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift…until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospital blood bank. Though her logic tells her to turn him in, she’s pulled by stronger and unfamiliar emotions to protect the man who seems oddly infatuated with her scent. Chemistry sizzles between them, but Dante, plagued by nightmares of his time in captivity, fears he won’t be able to control himself…especially when he discovers a secret she doesn’t even know she’s hiding.
Supernatural crime, vampy romance, and a few loose screws…
Detective Jenna Skye bombs her first week on the St. Louis Vice Squad when she’s bitten by a vampire in a supernatural brothel. Her day only gets worse from there.
She wakes up in the morgue and discovers that her partner is dead. Before the sun rises, she realizes she is too.
Jenna vows to continue their investigation until justice is served, but a werewolf squatter, an unexpected visit from her estranged sister, and a nosy FBI agent stand in her way. Not to mention her fresh aversion to sunlight and a thirst for something a little stiffer than revenge.
New to Jenna and House Lilith?
If you love urban fantasy with paranormal law enforcement and modern vampire royalty, then this is the series for you!
Teenagers with mind powers fight for the right to survive in the thrilling first novel of the Perceivers series.
Waking up without his memories and hunted by Agent Cooper, Michael finds sanctuary with a group of perceivers: telepaths who sense the thoughts and emotions of others.
Drawn into their battle to stay free of the cure which threatens to strip them of their powers, he searches for the person who stole his past. As the tension between perceivers and norms erupts into violence, Michael pieces together the shocking truth behind the origin of their power. To save his friends from destruction, he must face Cooper and confront the painful revelations of his forgotten secrets.
A gripping science fiction thriller set on the streets of London, Mind Secrets takes an exciting and dangerous journey into intrigue, friendship and deception.
Every harem has a beginning.
This is the heart pounding start to The Alyx Riddle Chronicles. Alyx was a girl in the dark. Tormented by the demons who sent her mother to an early grave. And ever since her mother’s death, Alyx had a growing feeling that there was much more going on beneath the surface of this boring, tranquil life of hers in Pearl.
Then one grim night at the Blakemore Asylum, unknown forces determined to set her on a new path guided her down into the pits of the mad house that she worked. It was there that Alyx would come face to face with the embodiment of the darkness that haunted her dreams.
This thing is what the doctors had said wasn’t real. But what if it is? What happens then?
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused.
She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry…
… in a new, horrific, unimaginable way…
Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.
All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what’s worse is that he’s a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.
But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation… or her death?
An anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite fantasy authors.
The Light Keepers by Mande Matthews
Crush by Chrissy Peebles
Seventh Mark by W.J. May
Resounding Truth by Kate Thomas
The Girl Chameleon by Karin De Havin
Betrothal by Mande Matthews
Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles
Courage Runs Red by W.J. May
Some stories have been previously published. Some stories are novellas and some are full length.
He’s forged from fire, and his lies burn.
I’m taking a break from college to help Grandpa run his nursery business. I’m all he’s got, and he desperately needs my help. But when he unexpectedly dies, leaving behind an ancient relic as my inheritance, I’m not ready to accept that all the stories he once told me are real.
Creatures forged from fire don’t exist, and the irresistible man that just appeared out of nowhere at my doorstep is not here to grant me three wishes. No, he’s here to deceive, so he can break the century-old curse that keeps him prisoner.
But Grandpa warned me all about his treacherous tricks, and his enthralling seduction won’t work on me. No matter how sexy he is.
He is my slave, and he will do what I say.
A thousand specially selected people leave a troubled Earth for a new start on a virgin world many years away.
Their starship is state-of-the-art and entirely automatic; its passengers safely sleeping through the long journey. All possible scenarios have been taken into account except one. There is no way to predict sabotage.
Al Clark wakes to begin a new life, alone on a crippled starship with no memory of what transpired to place him there.
It is the beginning of a quest that will take him places he could not have imagined, manage feats he would not have thought possible, and teach him the true meaning of friendship.
Eight years ago the December Plague swept through the human population of earth.
The Infected were driven mad by the disease, becoming violent and cannibalistic, killing even those closest to them without hesitation.
Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they’d done. And what had been done to them.
Over time, society began to rebuild itself. Now it is ready to judge those responsible for the Plague. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth. But more depends on it than they know. They race to find the answers they need before the fragile remains of humanity vanish for good.
A stolen relic. A false identity. An apocalypse in the making.
Zuri knows she’s next in line to rule Hell, until the theft of a priceless family relic throws her future into chaos. Now, to reclaim what’s hers, she must infiltrate the prestigious Celestial Academy. Even if it means lying her way in.
Miryam’s famous Archangel father treats her like she doesn’t exist, fueling her insecurity and self-doubt. She pretends she’s got it all together until confident, badass Zuri ends up as her roommate.
The longer they spend together, the harder it is to keep up the façade. When they uncover plans to unleash Armageddon, they have no choice but to come clean. With Zuri’s life on the line, her only hope of survival is to trust Miryam. But is their growing bond strong enough to overcome eons of bad blood between Fallen and Archangels?
LUCIFER’S EMBLEM is the fast paced first novel in the Celestial Academy young adult paranormal romance series fans of Shadowhunters and Lucifer won’t be able to resist.
What do you do when the one you love is also your worst enemy?
Cassie is stunned and devastated when she learns that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Cassie knows it is her fate, but she chafes against her heritage and is resentful of the shortened lifespan placed upon her by the circumstances of birth.
Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift until Devon walks into her life. His arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to Devon and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she is will place Devon in danger, she’s unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she doesn’t know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu meets Renegades by Marissa Meyer in this action-packed dystopian fantasy series that has readers calling it “addictive.”
Her very existence is a crime… Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She’s a bad blood, and in the politically corrupt city of Vendona, bad bloods aren’t allowed to live. When Serena is aided in an escape moments before her execution, a revolution is sparked. While on the run, she’s forced to put her trust in a man she knows little about.
Daniel will do anything to stop the twelve-year war that has killed so many of his own. When Serena falls into his life, he sees the opportunity to fight back and stop the eradication of all bad bloods. But there’s more to Serena than meets the eye. They share a connection to his tragic and mysterious past, and the two of them united together might just be Vendona’s only hope.
United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.
He takes a step forward, shaking his head twice, with absolute conviction. “You’re not nothing, Nova.”
In the Eon galaxy, Dominion controls any planet with solid Neron deposits, and Nova just found out they’re coming for hers. Korpillion isn’t supposed to have any Neron—the galaxy’s purest form of energy—but Nova Ainsley has been working with the owner of a secret mine for months, building highly illegal weapons that can wield Neron. She wants off Korpillion, and selling these weapons will buy her and her father a ticket to another planet in the galaxy.
Neron is incredible on its own, but there are those who can wield it to their will, granting them the ability to read minds, see the future, and destroy worlds—the Nero. But this is a galaxy where they are ceasing to exist, and Dominion owns the last one in the known universe, using him to take over and destroy billions of lives.
An encounter with the last Nero shows Nova her future: it’s with him. She will stand by his side one day, her fingers laced through his, love and adoration in both their eyes, a dark queen to his evil, pawn king.
Fate or destiny, Nova will do whatever it takes to change their future, and that of the galaxy.
The Neron Rising Saga is a series of episodes. Episode One is 30,000 words. Neron Rising is a slow-burn space-fantasy romance.
When her dormant psychic abilities are awakened by a near-death experience, a young woman discovers, to her horror, that she can now see the dead.
Terror turns to chaos when the ghosts begin stalking her and the paranormal bleeds into every aspect of her life.
Billie Culpepper is drifting through her own life when her latent psychic ability is suddenly awakened, allowing her to see ghosts. But the dead can also see her, and they demand to be heard. As Billie struggles to adapt, dark secrets about her past threaten not only her own future, but that of her friends as well.
THE SPOOKSHOW is a macabre, fast-paced supernatural series about how the paranormal disrupts one woman’s fate.
When Princess Marie Rose was born, a faery witch laid a curse upon her: she would prick her finger on a spindle at the age of sixteen and fall into a long sleep.
Her parents destroyed every spindle in the kingdom. Her sixteenth birthday has safely come and gone. But no one will marry the cursed princess…except one. An unusual offer comes from the handsome, reserved faery prince of the Palace of the Sun.
There is no privacy in this palace. The life of the royal family is a carefully choreographed theater. Everyone has a role to play. Princess Rose is protected every moment—but the price of this protection is complete surrender.
Now she is the corseted and gilded possession of Prince Augustus, subject to his every order and desire. No human has ever taken on this role before and her very appearance is a scandal. There is no such thing as a private moment, no matter what is asked of her, and the faery court is waiting for this lovely human girl to make a mistake.
Why did Prince Augustus choose a cursed girl? The witch still follows her every move, and plans to use the princess to destroy the kingdom. But Rose has more power than she knows. First she’ll have to learn when to play the rules…and when to break them.
This very steamy and sensual retelling of Sleeping Beauty is inspired by the life of Marie Antoinette.
When you grow up thinking you’re human, suddenly turning into a wolf during the full moon just after your seventeenth birthday can be quite traumatizing.
Thankful for the help of her two older brothers, Ayla St. John learns to accept the wolf inside of her. Then she meets Ryder, the swoon-worthy high school football star who is impossible to resist.
Despite being thrust into a supernatural world she didn’t know existed, she maintains her resolve to go to college and try to keep up a normal life, in spite of her monthly full moon disruption. As she begins to accept and thrive in her new life, a devastating tragedy rocks Ayla and her family. Now too restless and distraught to finish college, she moves into the big city of Denver to try to figure out how she’s going to go on after her shattering heartbreak. She decides seeking revenge is a good way to spend her time, until she finds herself on the wrong end of a vampire’s fangs. The psychic visions that begin to plague her after her attack are crippling.
Her quest for vengeance has just doubled.
As she hunts for two vampires, she meets Kellan, an infuriatingly sexy vampire himself—a natural enemy she is supposed to hate—and feels an instant pull to him. And he’s not going away anytime soon. He wants Ayla, but she’s got no time for the silly vampire, no matter how drawn she feels to him. She’s also still got Ryder wanting to build a life with her. Once Kellan finds out she’s become a hunter, will he still continue to pursue her?
I am an angeling of the light, Protector class, assigned to Guardian Duty… and I am Tempted.
A war brews in the immortal realms, between the Angels of Light—created to love and protect humanity—and their ancient enemy, the Fae.
The Fae have created a demon plague to stop the humans and their technology from invading the immortal realms.
I’m tasked with protecting a beautiful scientist who may do exactly that… but this duty is fraught with danger. Not due to the demons who hunt her but because a Fall from Lust will plunge me into shadow. I’ve already been marked by the darkness of that realm—and I’ve vowed never to return.
In a war that threatens mortals and immortals alike, the Angels of Light vow to protect humanity… but they will be tempted by the sweet promise of Love?
The undead are all over Scotland and the tried and tested method of dispatching a zombie, by putting a bullet through its brain, is no longer effective.
A crack squad of seven expert swordsmen is assembled to prevent the impending zombie apocalypse.
Dryden, a top zombie killer with years of experience, is on the team. But his girlfriend, Zoe, is kidnapped by terrorists who are out to capture a zombie for their own cunning purposes, and they are demanding a crazy ransom.
Can Dryden rescue Zoe? Can the seven free Scotland from this dreadful evil? What can defeat the new breed of zombies, evolved to survive a bullet to the head?
Everything hangs in the balance as zombies are changing … but not in the way Darwin expected!
Don’t make the devil angry…
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.
Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?
A social media campaign to create a day of world peace. Time stoppages. Fates intertwining. Karma visiting a man on his last day on earth. All these treats and more await the reader …
These tales by Richard Dietrich Maddox range from the romantic to the spiritual, from contemporary life to science fiction. Characters have premonitions of their final days of life, come face-to-face with celestial beings, fall into cracks in the time continuum, and seek true happiness on a televised show. Readers will enjoy the lush style and imaginative flair of these offerings.
Short Stories and Tales is a collection of mysterious and beautiful stories. If you like philosophical journeys, divine discoveries, and romantic interludes, then you’ll adore Richard Dietrich Maddox’s magical tales.
A collection of Short Stories that will open up an Ali Baba’s cave of wondrous delights!
Michael Evans is only in rural St. Davids to maintain a low profile after his time spent as a city cop ended in disaster. The town is perfect for him: isolated. A tiny population. Virtually no crime.
Until the night the strange canisters fall from the sky and the town priest starts killing people with his teeth. To Michael, the bloodbath looks like a murder case that the quiet town’s two police officers cannot possibly handle.
But this isn’t just a crime scene. And the priest is just the beginning…
A conspiracy forged in the shadows to unleash a zombie apocalypse on an unsuspecting public. A psychopath living in a nuclear bunker. A disgraced cop hiding out in a small town. A brother and sister visiting family and discovering murder and mayhem. Human DNA itself used as a weapon. Project Wildfire has been initiated, but even the most carefully prepared plans can fall apart…
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the defender of the realm of Andomhaim.
The realm is at peace after a long and terrible war, but dark powers threaten other lands.
And when a mad elven wizard comes to the High King’s court, Ridmark finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his family.
For the quest of the Seven Swords has begun…
About the author: standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.
From bestselling fantasy author Morgan Rice, comes a long-anticipated science fiction series debut.
When SETI finally receives a signal from an alien civilization, what will happen next?
A 13 year old boy, dying of a rare brain disease, is the only one able to hear and decode signals from outer space. SETI confirms it is a real signal.
What is the message? How will the world react?
And most of all: are the aliens coming?
“Action-packed …. Rice’s writing is solid and the premise intriguing.”–Publishers Weekly
“A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fuelled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” –Midwest Book Review
“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as THE INHERITANCE CYCLE by Christopher Paolini . Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.” –The Wanderer
A private corporation lands on Mars before NASA in the 2020’s.
The secrets they learn from the Martian rock revolutionize energy and genetics for those exposed to an ancient artifact of unknown origin. On Earth, mismanagement of the world economy led to a global collapse. The corporation, rich from its exploits on Mars, buys out the debt of the world governments and takes total control of the globe. Corporate greed drives Earth to treat her own Martian colonies as slaves for personal gain. These colonies throw off the corporate oppression in a violent revolution.
Fast forward to the year 2048 and Bowen, a competition fighter with a twisted sense of sarcastic humor, witnesses his world being ripped in half when the Martian colonists come back bringing a tidal wave of vengeance. In order to survive and stop the horrific violence he learns he must bring a naïve princess of the Martian Empire to safety.
Joanna, a cold-hearted warrior and personal guard of the princess, harbors deep hatred for the corporation and the people of Earth who killed everyone she once held dear on Mars. She learns her leaders are not who they say they are and finds herself caught in the middle of a deep conspiracy fabricated to create the war. She senses her confused feelings toward Bowen constantly splitting between wanting to kill him and wanting to kiss him.
Vladimir, a boisterous alcoholic with a passion for archery, has his nice vacation in Los Angeles turned into a harrowing fight for survival. With luck, skill, and a lot of vodka, he manages to meet up with others seeking to end the war. His attention keeps getting distracted by a hot computer hacker running surveillance for him and his team.
Low spent her whole adult life working as a computer hacker for the corporation. All she’s ever known is punching binary numbers and loyalty to her employers. Upon working an assignment with a crack team thrown together at the last minute she learns she can trust no one in her chain of command. Large powers are committing violent acts to keep the war going, but working together with Bowen, Joanna, and Vladimir, she thinks they might be just enough to set things right.
The outbreak began in New York. Within days it had spread throughout the world. Nowhere is safe from the undead.
As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised, martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic.
For George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home, walking to the coast is not an option. Abandoned by the staff, they wait for rescue. It doesn’t come. When George leaves the illusory security of The Home and ventures into the nearby village, he finds it deserted. But he is not alone, his unhappy retirement is broken by the undead. George is left with a terrible choice; stay and fight to save the people he loathes, or leave and abandon the woman he has come to love.
Ugliness is power, and the Virus of Beauty is spreading causing panic throughout the witch population.
Wilf Gilvary is a teenage wizard who is terrified of using magic. When his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Wilf is plunged into the middle of a political struggle between the witches and wizards in the Magical Realm.
He’d rather play soccer than practice magic, but he’s forced to make a choice between the life of a normal Hong Kong teen and one of wizardry after a powerful virus begins to decimate the witch community.
The cure is spellbound in a journal Wilf inherited from his father and when his friend Katryna contracts the virus, Wilf understands that he must overcome his fear of magic to unlock the journal’s secrets – but will it be too late to save her?
CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn’t crazy, but sane people don’t see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Add blackmail to the list of things she never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered.
After spotting her first ghost, secrets from her family, friends, and classmates begin to surface. Uncovering secrets can be dangerous, but giving up means someone will get hurt. Again.
Over half a million downloads world-wide! Crystal Frost captivates young adult paranormal fans in this fast-paced high school paranormal series. Discover the mystery of ghosts, teen psychics, and fortune tellers in this free series starter.
One drug saved the world. Now, the same drug threatens to destroy it.
Rising star Ian Keys has climbed to the top rungs of pharma giant Hemisphere — creator of Necrophage, the drug that paused the necrotic outbreak and allowed the infected to live among us.
Ian’s new position gives him access to dangerous secrets that could ruin the company. When ominous hints from an anonymous insider set him on the hunt for the biggest secret of all, he discovers that the “cure” the company gave the world might not have been a cure at all.
Now men are watching Ian’s house. They’re following his wife wherever she goes. When he’s called to CEO Archibald Burgess’s office, he’s taken by armed guards — then plied with vague threats.
What would happen if Necrophage failed? Burgess asks. What would become of our society if the disease were allowed to progress again … and all of our well-behaved patients slowly turned feral?
There’s only one person Ian can take his case to: reporter Alice Frank, who’s been trying to blow the whistle on Hemisphere for years.
But is there time to save what’s left of the world … or has the inevitable slide back into chaos already begun?
Dead City is the first book in the Dead World Trilogy, an intelligent, hard science fiction exploration of the zombie subgenre.
For centuries, the Daegon waited. They plotted. And now they are ready to strike.
The core worlds of settled space enjoy a tenuous peace, unaware and ill prepared for the threat building beyond the furthest reaches of humanity. The star kingdom of Albion stands as a shining light of justice and mercy in a harsh galaxy, and they will be the first to suffer the Daegon’s fury.
Defying his low born status, and despite his self-doubt, Commodore Thomas Gage has risen through the ranks by sheer grit and determination, defending Albion from brutal pirate clans.
And when the onslaught comes, Gage and his fleet may be Albion’s last hope for freedom.
A new military science-fiction series for fans of Honor Harrington, Earth Alone and Old Man’s War from the author of the best-selling Ember War Saga.
My name is Sarah Dearly, and I’m having a week from hell—literally.
My blind date bit me and made me into a vampire, and now I’m being chased all over the city by vampire hunters who want to introduce me to their wooden stakes.
While fleeing for my life on four-inch stilettos, my path crossed with the most gorgeous man I’ve ever met. Thierry de Bennicoeur is a sexy, 600-year-old master vampire with a death wish. And here’s my plan: I’m going to convince him to guide me in my dangerous and unpredictable new vampire life, and in return, I’ll show him that life’s still worth living. To complicate matters, a vampire hunter named Quinn is after me, and he can’t seem to decide if he wants to kill me or kiss me.
Being a vampire sucks, but it sure isn’t boring!
“Rowen hits the nail (or is it the stake?) on the head with her feisty debut novel…a true modern girl’s guide to (vampire) life.” – Publishers Weekly
Hofen is both thrilled and terrified when the peacekeepers’ guild adopts him a year early.
But he painfully learns surviving until his thirteenth birthday–when his guild training begins–won’t be easy. Bullied inside and out of the guildhall for being an “outskirts” boy and denied access to the fighting skills a peacekeeper apprentice studies, he must secretly learn to protect himself on his own–even though discovery of his clandestine spying means expulsion.
Fused between rigid traditionalism and inexplicable technology, the Scriptures of Bellisprodus dictate all the rules for this moralistic, guild-based culture. The peacekeepers are sworn to enforce and defend these Scriptures with their lives. So when the peacekeeper masters learn of a plot that threatens the very fabric of their society, Hofen must overcome his fear of losing this new life and home he’s come to love in order to preserve it.
PEACEKEEPER’S PASSAGE is an exciting fantasy tale with a touch of coming-of-age that promises to delight both YA and Adult readers of all ages.
From million-copy bestseller Daniel Arenson comes THE EARTHLING, a sweeping tale of courage, honor, and terror among the stars.
Jon Taylor is an Earthling. He doesn’t care much about space. At least until his brother dies on Bahay, a war-torn planet many light-years away.
After the funeral, Jon joins the army. He learns to kill. And he flies to Bahay, sworn to avenge his brother.
Centuries ago, Filipino colonists arrived on Bahay to build a utopia. But this world has become a nightmare. Jon finds himself in a dizzying dreamscape, a world of dark jungles and neon slums, of ruthless guerrillas and intoxicating bargirls, of blood-soaked battlefields and glittering brothels. Here on Bahay, a man can lose his life in the jungle, lose his sanity in the gleaming drug dens, or lose his heart to a local girl with a sweet smile and knife behind her back.
On Bahay, nothing is as it seems. In this place of strange dreams and secrets, Jon hunts the man who killed his brother. But he learns that revenge always comes with a price…
Raine’s spent a lifetime hunting monsters.
But can she stop her prey from exposing the supernatural community one bloody corpse at a time?
Everyone fears the hunter in the shadows—especially the monsters…
Raine McCord, forged in the brutal maelstrom of magic and science, is an elite hunter at home hunting monsters through the murky shadows of the supernatural world of the Kyn. Not the easiest job when you’re trying to keep the humans ignorant of the existence of creatures typically confined to campfire tales. It gets harder when a series of disappearances and deaths in the Kyn community suggests someone wants to rip the thin veil of secrecy aside and expose the horror lurking behind the curtain.
To offset the challenge, Raine is forced to partner with another hunter, the sexy and tantalizing Witch-Fey, Gavin Durand. Their partnership proves to be as challenging and dangerous as the prey they hunt. Especially when the trail leads back to the foundation that warped Raine’s magic as a child and threatens to resurrect the nightmares of her past.
Determine to stop the threat to the Kyn, Raine and Gavin stalk their prey through a maze of lies, murder, and greed, but will the price they pay be too high?
A mystery, comedy, thriller and urban fantasy all-in-one from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Amy Vansant.
When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn’t know her life as a fixer for Hollywood’s spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated.
She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adoptive father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world.
A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything – including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman.
A Highlander followed her home…Can she keep him?
Four identical sisters are prophesied to hold the fate of the entire world in their powerful hands.
Meet the Witches of Port Townsend…
Moira. A water witch, Moira has always been a healer, but the one soul she can’t mend is her own. When a magical spell summons her away from the safety of the Bayou, she doesn’t foresee that Conquest, the first deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse is the mysterious danger she’d been hiding from. But the discoveries don’t stop there, she has three sisters who looks exactly like her, and their stories are as unbelievable as her own.
Claire. A fire witch, Claire’s a passionate woman cursed by her powers, longing to find someone who can withstand her love. She believes she’s forever destined to be alone until she receives a message summoning her “home.” The world’s most violent man stands between her and her family, and even if she wins the battle, she may lose her heart to War.
Aerin. An air witch, Aerin is a ruthless businesswoman well on her way to ruling the corporate world, until she discovers she not only has three identical sisters, but their fates are entwined with the apocalypse. When she meets Pestilence, an immortal whose destiny is to wipe out entire civilizations, she not only withstands his lethal touch, she craves it.
Tierra. An earth witch, Tierra is all about nature and nurturing her relationships with her newfound sisters. Family means everything to her, and she’ll do whatever she must to keep her sisters safe. But unless she can resist Death himself, humanity’s prospects are grim.
The de Moray sisters clash with the most dangerous immortals the earth has ever known. Locked on opposing sides of a battle older than time, their fight is only the beginning…of the end
New technology allowed humans to reach for the stars. Now technology has led to war.
Opposing AI systems battle in a monumental struggle for control of the galaxy. But one planet remains a refuge of independent thought. Lute is home to pirates, harboring ruthless companies of warships hunting for prey.
The pirates are offered the spoils of war, for a price. Captain Christopher Raleigh leads his crew in an effort to snag a lucrative transport on the opposing side. Along with the ship, he snares the Tetrarch’s daughter and several hundred indentured servants.
But not all are who they seem. As the bodies pile up, Raleigh has to figure out who is telling the truth and decide if the spoils of war are truly worth it.
From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series.
A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring.
The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.
But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive.
A battle to save a young Nun from the demon that possess her leaves the cold waters of an English bay haunted and cursed.
Centuries later and with fish stocks low and financial worries growing, a captain decides to take his vessel and crew into the dark waters of the Devil’s Bay in an attempt to find fish.
But what they find is a dark and vengeful entity, hell bent on unleashing hell on earth.
An occult horror tale that will make your toes curl!
This collection contains the complete first season of thrilling zombie apocalypse saga, Dead Days — all SIX episodes that make up the first series.
How would you survive the Dead Days?
Riley Jameson is a regular guy. A little hard-of-luck and going through a rough time at work, but nothing he can’t handle.
That was until the creatures rose. The dead started walking. Feasting on human flesh, their hunger insatiable. The police are gone. The government has collapsed. The world as Riley knew it has changed, forever.
In this new, terrifying world, Riley is forced to think quick and act fast in order to survive. His morals will be pushed to the very limit, forcing the question: can humanity survive the onslaught of the dead, not only on the outside but on the inside?
There will be blood. There will be tears. In the Dead Days, nobody is safe.
I’m Kalos Aeon. I’ve been around for longer than you could know
… and most people don’t want to know me, being half-demon, and all – but right now I’ve got a big f’in problem.
A woman just came into my office, and I gotta say, from the photo she slipped me, someone’s got a serious issue with the supernatural.
Life expectancy is looking kinda low if I don’t figure out who’s kidnapping magical creatures, selling their blood and trying to reveal magic’s existence to the mortal world. Last time that happened it didn’t end well.
I’m not optimistic about this time, either.
The apocalypse wasn’t what anyone expected–no rising flood waters, no zombies, no nuclear bombs. Instead, monsters. Their sudden invasion left the world in shatters, and now, decades later, all that’s left of human civilization are a few nomadic bands struggling to survive off the land.
Askari was born to this world, and lives, fights, and survives alongside the community that raised her. But when she breaks one too many of the community’s rules, her punishment is severe: leave.
Armed with her bow and blade, Askari sets off alone, guided only by a map and the promise that if she can find a book hidden in a nearby town, then she can return. But what can one person do alone in such a harsh, violent landscape? How will she survive?
Askari faces a challenge that will force her to learn not only about the world she lives in, but question what she believes about herself.
When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption.
But her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice: give up or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows getting in the car with strangers is a risk, but with time running out, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.
The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has already been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian must learn how to be a mom under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.
While searching for a safe place to go, the group meets a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, he might be their only chance for survival…
Dead Mech is a zombie-filled, post-apocalyptic, military scifi, mech action/adventure novel like no other!
In a post-apocalyptic far future, there is only one thing that can save the fragile civilizations humanity has cobbled together: the mechs.
A ragtag crew of mech pilots must battle the undead hordes, cannibal tribes, and religious cults in a daily race to keep humanity safe. But now a threat worse than anything has surfaced and is growing stronger.
The undead have reanimated in their own battle machines and created the rise of the Dead Mechs!
“It’s mechs. It’s zombies. It’s zombies in mechs. You already know you’re going to buy it. So just get it over with.” – New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Sigler
Indiana Beckham’s lifelong goal has just been cut down.
Banned from competing in Olympic fencing, she jumps at the chance to join a research project that could make her the best. But to unlock the promise of her unlimited potential, Indiana must endure a risky, life-altering transformation.
Lieutenant Arthur MacGabran has a mission: advance humanity in a single generation. Eager to prove his neuro-technology, he ignores the dangers and recruits his first live test subject. But when Indiana’s enchanted abilities turn deadly, he’ll have to keep a shocking secret to fuel his twisted dream.
As Indiana harnesses her super-skills, the project and its subjects teeter on the edge of termination.
Will the fencer’s attempt to better herself end up destroying her instead?
Fall to Earth is the first book in the action-packed Pillars of Fire and Light military sci-fi series. If you like high-stakes technology, intriguing characters, and super-human soldiers, then you’ll love Ken Britz’s thrilling novel.
Set in Amsterdam, this captivating thriller is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen.
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam.
When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.
After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later.
When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting’s history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it.
It’s a hard-knock afterlife…
Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that.
She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her.
She’d much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in Lana’s lap, she learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity.
If the job isn’t completed, there could be some real hell to pay.
A werewolf mystery for the young and young at heart.
There have been whispers about it for years: Crazy old Ebenezer Madison, what he may or may not have locked away inside the dark recesses of his cellar, and who or “what” it might be.
While investigating the truth behind the whispers, 12 year old Jefferson, his spunky little sister Tazzie, and their friend Woody find out that things that go bump in the night have fur, and claws–AND TEETH!!!
“Three kids investigating a local neighborhood ‘Legend’ discover that things that go bump in the night come complete with fur, and claws, and fangs in this engaging, atmospheric … Goosebumps meets The Wolfman style horror thriller.” – The Creature Feature Fest Blog
She is a woman who never knew love…
Over one hundred years ago, two billion humans lost their lives to the Erains during the Purge War. If not for the Gelders all of us would have been wiped out. All we had to do was allow our women to be claimed every year. A small price to pay to avoid extinction.
But for twenty years, none of us have been claimed.
I was born twenty years ago, on Claiming day. Now I find myself going through my first Claiming as I have come of age today. I can’t shake the feeling that something is going to happen.
Something life changing.
He was a warrior who never knew gentleness…
24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.
Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.
Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.
Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.
But he’s broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.
A post-apocalyptic thriller set in the world of the bestselling AFTER series.
When Mackie Dailey survives a cataclysmic solar storm that wipes out civilization and mutates others into violent killers, he seeks out the one person he cares about most.
But when he returns to a college campus looking for Allie, he discovers she is a Zaphead—nearly unrecognizable as the human he once loved. Mackie becomes caught in a power struggle among a small group of survivors who turn the campus into a stronghold against the Zaphead threat. His old nemesis, Lucas Krider, has taken charge, but Krider’s vision of a new world is just as horrifying as the extinction they all face.
Will Mackie sacrifice himself so the group has a chance to survive, or will his demons turn out to be more dangerous than the strange, rampaging creatures that nature has unleashed?
Bad luck brought Shadrack and his crew to Nivia; desperation kept them there…
RELUCTANT TRAMPS They ran honest cargo when they could; they stooped to poaching and petty larceny when they had to—or when it was convenient—until they put together a stake large enough to pay their way back to legitimacy. When they stumbled on a man near-frozen to death in the middle of Nivia’s largest nature preserve, where no human had any legitimate reason to be, they had a choice: save him, or leave him to the elements. Bringing him aboard might be risky, but how much trouble could one sick and injured local possibly be?
A DESPERATE FUGITIVE The Nivian authorities and their criminal accomplices wanted Terson Reilly dead—and nearly made him so. Instead he found himself an unwilling guest aboard a grubby freighter with a neurotic crew that seemed to have nearly as many secrets as he did. Terson just wanted to ignore what he’d seen, forget what he’d done, and vanish among Nivia’s vast asteroid mining population. But the Embustero’s captain decided he could use a man with Terson Reilly’s talents, even if he didn’t fully understand what the cost to his ship and his crew might be.
A TROUBLED MOBSTER Halsor Tennison had greater concerns than a missing and presumably dead Terson Reilly. The Family’s criminal enterprise on Nivia was near collapse, thanks to his own rash temper. His mother demanded the death of his Minzoku mistress, Dayuki, while his scheming cousin and her father aimed to force him into a marriage he didn’t want. Hal didn’t think circumstances could be much worse until a vital shipment vanished in transit, revealing a suspicious tramp freighter that just happened to have been in Nivia’s orbit at the same time Terson Reilly vanished…
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the defender of the realm of Andomhaim.
The realm is at peace after a long and terrible war, but dark powers threaten other lands.
And when a mad elven wizard comes to the High King’s court, Ridmark finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his family.
For the quest of the Seven Swords has begun …
This is Book #1 of 12 in Sevenfold Sword- A Fantasy Series (12 Book Series)
Can she piece together the truth before Earth’s last city tears itself apart?
It’s easy for Sanaa to ignore the first signs of trouble. After all, she’s living her dream with a job and life she loves. But when she’s reassigned as a data analyst for a mysterious, well-connected man, she starts to piece together the alarming reality. Corrupt clans vie for control of the city, desperate for a ticket off the dying planet.
As war looms between the clans, Sanaa’s new boss sends her to train with Jiro, an expert swordsman. Forbidden to share the dangerous secrets she’s learned with her family, she confides in Jiro, bringing them closer with every word, strike, and parry. Together, they realize that Sanaa’s boss is keeping secrets of his own.
When the truth comes to light, the war and Sanaa’s world could be changed forever. To save her family and forge a new peace for her city, Sanaa has no choice but to risk her life for the human race.
EARTH’S DARKEST HOUR IS ABOUT TO GET DARKER.
The outbreak killed many and forced the rest to evacuate towns and cities. In the Midwestern United States, a refugee camp shelters hundreds of survivors from the harsh reality of the new world. But how safe are they? Some suspect that their military overseers aren’t being completely honest with them. Others know more than they are willing to admit.
The Graham family are about to have any semblance of security ripped away. Together with their new found allies, they will have to learn how to survive in the realm of the dead, where there’s nowhere to hide and human flesh has become the ultimate prize.
Season one of this terrifying and bleak zombie apocalypse series contains eight episodes.
Knox defends his own.
Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That’s why he’s so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town–a town that’s earned Knox’s guarded friendship–he’s going to do something about it.
Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.
Knox devises a carefully crafted plan and hires the perfect crew. He’ll “borrow” from Caravan Suppliers—the Goliath of space shipping—a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there. Unfortunately, no plan survives contact with the enemy.
Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they’ll kill to keep it secret. When Knox stumbles onto it, he endangers his crew and his family. Will this mission cost Knox more than he’s willing to pay?
From debut author Marjorie King, Maverick Gambit is the first book in the Maverick Universe. With a layered galaxy full of rich characters, twists, and space battles, it’s perfect for fans of Timothy Zahn and Isaac Asimov.
Desperate to escape a life of poverty on his desolate home planet, Ryck Lysander enlists in the United Federation Marine Corps, hoping to make a better future for himself.
However, Ryck soon discovers that the Corps is more than a means of escaping his former life as he is pushed beyond the very limits of his strength and willpower.
From bootcamp brawls to skirmishes with galactic pirates, Ryck’s new life presents him with unimaginable adventures and forces him to prove his mettle as he forges his new identity and fights to earn his place as one of the Brotherhood of Marines.
Ravenous dragons descending at night, goblin hordes rampaging across the land, kingdoms collapsing; amidst this cyclone of chaos, one woman rises.
Vyra has always dreamt of joining the renowned Silverclad Knights and becoming a great warrior. The kingdom needs every soldier it can get, having barely survived the war with the dark forces from the wilderness. However, the king of Beckonthrone long ago decreed that only men of noble status may walk the path to knighthood.
As Vyra ventures through the mystical, war-torn lands to prove herself, she unexpectedly captures the eye of the paladin Lord Aldrean, as well as that of his infamous nemesis.
Dark forces are gathering, and terrifying creatures hunt in the night. Vyra’s choices tip the fragile balance of the scales of power. Will she take the first step to becoming a heroic legend, or merely become another casualty claimed by the wilderness?
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The dead speak to her. She wishes they’d shut up.
Mary has always been different. She’d like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she’ll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn’t know or seem to care that she’s a freak. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy’s house is haunted, and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
But it’s not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky “The Hickey” Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make Mary so angry that she uses the ghost to scare everybody, including Cy. He throws her out and Mary thinks she’s lost whatever chance she had with him. But there’s still the ghost to deal with. He’s nasty, mean, and possibly homicidal. Mary has to get rid of the ghost or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.
From the author of the bestselling Zyan Star fantasy series comes a new world of magic …
Evryn’s got mad skills at playing hide and seek. She can find lost children, hack the most secure databases, pretty much anything. Except for the one thing she desires most: the knowledge of who her parents are, why they abandoned her, and what her special talent means about who and what she really is.
So, when a guy named Seeker appears quite literally out of nowhere, claiming to know about her past and offering her a job, Evryn can’t say yes fast enough. Even if it does mean following him to another realm. As in, mind-blowingly, not Earth. Apparently she’s part of an elite clan of Hunters descending from Artemis who can find just about anything in all of time and space. As the last of Artemis’ direct lineage, Evryn is her clan’s best shot at finding a lost city before rival clans do.
Not just any city, but the flying, realm-hopping city of Skye. Aboard Skye is the Artifex, a magical device with the power to create or destroy worlds. Everyone wants the device, and with Evryn’s super-powered lineage, it means everyone wants her, too. It’s hard to decide who she can trust, even within her own clan. After she discovers a strange, alluring connection to the Artifex, she’s not even sure she can trust herself. Worse yet, the only person who may be able to help her is the Timekeeper, the sadistic ancient being who created the Artifex. An interdimensional war is brewing, and Evryn is right at the epicenter of it all.
Let the hunt begin.
Readers who love horror, zombies, and action-based survival stories will love this gripping YA adventure.
Our tale begins when Val is bitten by a zombie and scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.
When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.
This book is a free download featuring lots of zombies, adventure, and horror during the zombie apocalypse in a post-apocalyptic world.
His mother was one of the most powerful wizards in the Nurian Empire.
But she abandoned her people to become a notorious pirate. That choice doomed the family she left behind to a life of disgrace.
Yanko White Fox doesn’t remember his mother, but as the only gifted child in the family, he is expected to erase the mark she left on them all. With an affinity for earth magic and communicating with animals, he’s not the most natural candidate to become a warrior mage, but it’s the only sure route back into the Great Chief’s good graces. He has resigned himself to training for that destiny, whether it matches his passions or not.
Long before he’s ready for his first battle, insurrection comes to his distant corner of the empire. Rebels take over the salt mine his family manages and slay the only relative who ever supported Yanko. On the heels of the tragedy, a courier brings a message from the Great Chief’s son.
Whether he is prepared or not, Yanko must undertake a quest, one that could save millions of lives… or fail utterly, leaving him dead, his family forgotten, and his people the victims of starvation and endless war.
I had the perfect life; an awesome job in advertising, a gorgeous high rise apartment, and a flirtation with the guy down the hall.
Then it all came crashing down. Two months later I was a cocktail waitress living in a tiny one bedroom apartment. I had also developed a serious ‘men suck’ attitude.
That all changed the night I met the beautiful and enigmatic Conner Savage. But there was just one little problem…he said he was a vampire. Figures a man that hot would be batshit crazy. Or so I thought. It didn’t take me long to realize that Conner wasn’t a nut job and that I was addicted to him.
With every moment we spent together he drew me deeper into his world and the supernatural culture in which he lived.
Now I had a choice: the vampire I craved or a normal life. Couldn’t be easier, right?
In the year 2432, humans think they are alone in the universe. They’re wrong.
Commander Noa Sato plans a peaceful leave on her home planet Luddeccea … but winds up interrogated and imprisoned for her involvement in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about.
Professor James Sinclair wakes in the snow, not remembering the past twenty four hours, or knowing why he is being pursued. The only thing he knows is that he has to find Commander Sato, a woman he’s never met.
A military officer from the colonies and a civilian from Old Earth, they couldn’t have less in common. But they have to work together to save the lives of millions—and their own. Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission:
The archangel is down.
Serena knows a few simple things.
She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.
Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
A string of occult murders. A witch with no powers. The fun never ends.
Detective Paige Whiskey is the only Whiskey Witch without powers.
Or is she?
When she’s called to St. Francisville, Louisiana to solve a series of occult murders, her world is forever changed. She discovers that demons are real and uncovers a secret about her past that could destroy her family.
Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders.
Paige is the demon summoner. And she’s the key to a much larger plan.
Ru’s species is cursed. He’ll be dead by his next birthday if he doesn’t find his mate…
Ruwen knows he’s a goner. His alien species is cursed by a deadly genetic quirk and he’ll be dead before the month is out, unless he finds his fated mate. She’s the only woman in the universe who can save him. It’s too bad that most Detyen women are dead. But could he find hope with a human?
After being kidnapped from Earth by unknown foes, Lis has been dropped on a inhospitable planet with little food and no hope. She’ll do anything to find a ship to take her back to Earth, but Polai is hostile to all alien life, and Lis is running out of places to hide. Can she trust the alien who looks at her with heat in his eyes?
From the moment he sees her, Ru knows Lis is his mate. But she’s already wounded and distrustful of aliens. How can he prove that he’s trustworthy? If he can’t overcome Lis’s fears, their bond will break before it has a chance to form, leaving Ru dead and Lis all alone in a hostile galaxy.
A fun family vacation turns into an apocalyptic nightmare.
When a couple and their young son find themselves trapped in the Irish countryside during an international crisis, all hell breaks loose.
With all contact outside the country gone, all electricity and all non horse-powered vehicles useless and desperate bands of outlaws roaming the Emerald Isle, the time has come for one soft American family to reach deep within for the reserve of brains and courage to survive.
Susan Kiernan-Lewis’s books encompass topics and genres from apocalyptic romantic suspense to culinary mysteries.
Life is hard. Especially when you’re dead. Well, mostly dead.
I thought I had it all, my life set with the perfect apartment, a well paying job, and a hot boss who was into me. The downside? He’s a vampire, and where’s the possible future with an immortal being when you’re simply human?
The choice was too difficult, until he accidentally killed me. What a charmer. Too bad he did a terrible job.
Now I’m not alive, not vampire, and not fully dead apparently. But a whole new world is revealed to me, one of magic, werewolves, shifters, and more. And when a young dead girl needs help, I find myself working with the two men I have feelings for.
Just my luck. What else could go wrong?
***This book contains adult scenes***
Sixteen-year-old Reid thinks life is back to normal.
His sister Lucy pulls herself together and cuts him free from a year of foster care. She promises to take care of him, that her new boss and her new life are what they both needed to start again.
Until Reid is taken in the middle of the night, dumped in a wild stretch of forest far from home with no idea why he is there.
Lost and afraid, he learns to run from the hunters who prowl the darkness, their only pleasure chasing down kids like him. And killing them.
WINNER of the 2012 PEI BOOK AWARDS for FICTION
Chanticleer International Book Awards – Official 2018 CLUE Book Awards Semi-Finalist:
Out Of Time, is the first in a series of Novels from author Ernesto H Lee, and is the first part of a two part story that introduces the reader to Detective Sean McMillan.
McMillan has a unique ability to travel back in time through the medium of his dreams, so when he is assigned to a cold case team, finding evidence and solving crimes should be a foregone conclusion.
However, Sean soon discovers that changes to the past to influence the future can have unexpected and deadly consequences.
The past is not the past, the future is not set and nothing in life is certain. Open your mind and join the ‘Dream Traveler’ on his journey back to the past.
The concluding part of this story, The Network is also available at Amazon.
The smoking black line rolled forward, taking over the sea and the sky in its approach. Fog stole onto the shore and soon most of the beach was invisible. And out of the fog there came a long, slow horn, and as it cut short there came the unmistakable creaking of ship masts.
The mist rolled back, as though someone were sweeping it away with a broom. The blackness dissipated and the beach lay clear and dark gold before them. Anchored in the bay was a grey and white ship and pulling up to the shoreline were three boats full of the dead.
A street kid grown up parentless on Mexico Island suddenly finds himself amongst a crew of skeletons on the legendary Ship of the Dead. Eager for adventure, he sails the Caribbean, searching for pirate treasure and the father he’s never met, all the while making friends . . . and bitter enemies.
INDIA BONES AND THE SHIP OF THE DEAD is the first book in a thrilling new pirate fantasy series, featuring the adventurous exploits of the young India Bones in an exotic yet dangerous world as different from our own as it is similar.
How can a royal scribe who has only ever held a reed pen confront the terrifying forces behind a sinister plot?
What begins as a desperate search for answers is about to plunge Nemur into a diabolical conspiracy, and the man who has spent his years with reed pens and clay tablets must now confront terrifying forces to not only secure justice for his wife but also to save his own life and the entire kingdom.
Come on a thrilling journey to ancient Mesopotamia in this exciting novel filled with danger, suspense, and grit, from the author of The Last Pharaoh trilogy and The Whispers of Atlantis anthology.
4.5/5 on Amazon and Goodreads!
Hate is a powerful motivator. Pain runs a close second.
It’s a relationship that will force them to face both the cruelties of love and the miracles of friendship.
When a stranger hires Jahl for a job only a master wielder can perform, it seems the perfect first step to take him to the destiny he is certain is within his grasp.
Will the cost of being recognized as a wielder of magic be worth the loss of those he loves most?
Read this classic tale of adversity and becoming an adult in a world of magic.
A massive solar storm erases the world’s technological infrastructure and kills billions.
While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have…changed.
Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as “Zapheads” roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.
Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren’t the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even at the risk of her own life.
And the Zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.
In a world where dragons are extinct, and magic is banned, can four races come together to restore the power of the Dragonstone and the Dragonsayer?
In the human city of Anthoinia, Dela Stonebridge has already lost her brother to the Choosing. Now it’s her turn.
The grueling journey across the mountains is always dangerous, but when magic and madness descends, she discovers herself exiled with the leaders of the three other races.
The Norc, Warsgra, is huge and brutish. The Moerian, Orergon, is practically a savage. And the Elvish prince, Vehel, hides a secret that has the power to tear their world apart.
But as unlikely friendships are born and the truth is revealed, Dela must accept if she has the power of a magic long thought dead…
Shrouded by the mists of an Unseen World, dark spirits lie in wait for the unwary traveler and in the Earthly Realm, only heartache seems to be in store.
Clever, enigmatic, and dangerous: he’s a 200-year-old English vampire with a penchant for old poetry. Sensitive and psychic: she’s working for an undercover organization. And she knows his secret.
Old myths and legends must be given their due – even in the modern age of high-tech surveillance.
It’s nearly midnight when Tressa Newman sets out on her first assignment. Soon she’s alone on a dark street with her subject, only he’s not what she expected. To follow protocol – or to improvise? She’s forced to make her own choice on the spot.
And to her surprise, their strange acquaintance continues. Soon she learns that the clever, well-read vampire is much older than he looks. He’s also moody and opinionated, and strangely knowledgeable about the poetry of a former era. And whenever some danger appears to threaten her safety, the street-wise predator steps in to protect her – with ruthless ease.
But Tressa knows that it’s only a matter of time before she’ll need to cease contact with him. And when she stumbles upon a hidden agenda that’s taking over her organization, it becomes even clearer that her unrealistic hopes and dreams will never come true, for nightmarish fates seem to be in store for both of them.
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Billions died during the global civil war that followed the outbreak. Anarchy took grip. Chaos ruled. The world collapsed.
In Britain, the evacuation failed. Nowhere was safe from the undead.
Four months after the outbreak Bill Wright has found safety in a ruined Abbey in southern England, but he is still alone. All he has for company are the files sent to him by his shadowy contact, Sholto. On those, he believes he has found the origins of the undead, and the vast conspiracy in which he discovers he played an unwitting part.
He needs answers, and knows the only place they will be found is at the facility that created the virus. As he journeys through the desolate ruins of a dead civilisation, he meets other survivors. He rescues some, is rescued by others, but ultimately discovers that zombies are not the most deadly threat in an undead wasteland.
The undead rose. Nations collapsed. Some people survived.
Three months after escaping from London, Bill discovers the true extent of the global war that followed the outbreak. Most of the world has been destroyed, but there is a safe haven in a small village on the Irish coast.
When he is told of the sanctuary awaiting them, he also discovers that the scientist who created the virus escaped from New York. In order for any of them to ever truly be safe, Bill will have to head north to confront the man, discover the truth behind the outbreak and finally choose between his old family and his new one.
This is the third volume of his journal. This story of an undead Britain continues in Unsafe Haven. The outbreak in New York, and Sholto’s attempt to destroy the cabal behind it are told in Here We Stand: Infected.
Soleil Burns works for the Bureau of Exorcism.
Paired up with a US Marshals Fugitive Recovery Team they will try to bring back an escaped convict possessed by a demon and hiding in the slums of Chicago.
It immediately becomes apparent that there is more going on than a simple case of a possessed escaped convict. The entire Division of Magic in Chicago has also been possessed. It’s a feat that could only have been accomplished by a very powerful witch or wizard.
As Soleil digs deeper into the mass possession of a critical part of the police department, she will need all her skills as an exorcist and an investigator. It will also require an open heart and some sage advice from friends and family, to help her face down some of the most powerful beings she has ever dealt with. Both human and demonic.
In the year 2010, an alien virus nearly wiped out the human race. A thousand years later, mankind has recovered and ventured into space.
There has been no sign of the aliens since. Humanity remains confined to the Solar System.
All that is about to change.
Mazzy Webber is a lowly janitor on a third-rate cargo ship. Deeply in debt, when his captain decides to turn pirate, he leaps at the chance.
A modern Robin Hood—minus the part where he gives back to the poor—Webber lays down a few ground rules. No attacking manned ships, and no stealing from anyone who can’t afford it. Within months, he and the crew are out of debt. Their next target will make them rich.
But the attack goes all wrong. The target’s cargo could be the death of them—or it could be the key to reaching the stars.
Almost a hundred years ago, a major terrestrial event reshaped the earth’s coastlines.
Goodbye entire cities. Goodbye entire states. Goodbye entire countries. And when the authorities outlawed salvaging from these underwater cities, why say hello to a new breed of criminal: underwater reclamation specialists. Even a hundred years later, there’s still a whole lot of loot for the reclaiming.
But it’s not theft if you put it back, right?
After cracking an underwater vault in their first major heist in the Seattle Isles, Isa and her crew think they’re on easy street again—that is, if they can figure out what it is exactly they stole. A question, they soon learn, where their very lives hang in the balance.
Thrust into a high-stakes game of subterfuge and deception by the local mob boss, Isa and her crew must scramble to unravel the mystery of what it is they stole while unseen forces move against them.
Harried. Threatened at every turn. Isa and her crew must stay one step ahead to stay alive.
Sunken City Capers is a fun post-apocalyptic series with no zombies, just criminals and mischievous ne’er-do-wells. Fans of heist books/movies and strong female protagonists will likely enjoy this series.
The High Queen of the Elves has conquered Earth, but I don’t care about that.
I don’t care about the High Queen, or the Rebels seeking to overthrow her. All I care about is getting my baby brother the treatments he needs to recover from his potentially fatal disease…and those treatments have a steep price.
Fortunately, I have magic of my own, and I’m a very, very good thief.
Unfortunately, the powerful Elven lord Morvilind has a hold over me. If I don’t follow his commands, my brother is going to die.
Of course, given how dangerous Morvilind’s missions are, I might not live long enough to see my brother’s death…
Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums.
But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn’t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.
People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.
Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly “made” creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world – Charlotte – but now there appears to be two.
Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he’s been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn’t trust?
Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they’re hunting.
Talon and Brenna are being hunted.
Brenna doesn’t know that her mother is Hi-Sha of Eyes, or that her father was an assassin and he’s supposed to be dead. Brenna is safe because she is oblivious to all but Talon.
Talon felt safe until he met Brenna.
Once he is ordered to protect her, he’s had to fight mythical monsters, run from an assassin, and escape a forest full of carnivores. His father burned down their cottage and left him with people he just met. He isn’t sure who to trust. In the meantime, the Chest of Souls waits to be powered and neither child can guess the price.
“A new series sure to please the pickiest fantasy readers…” Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Would you survive the evacuation?
The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead.
As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the UK would be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, in the Scottish Highlands and in the Irish Republic.
Bill Wright broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees, he watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead.
He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach safety he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy and his unwitting part in it.
Witches and wizards are vanishing and Wilf is accused of causing a protection spell to go rogue.
After being thrust into a long-standing conflict between the witches and wizards that has destabilized the Magical Realm and finding the antidote for the Virus of Beauty, Wilf would like to return to his normal soccer playing teenage life. But he can’t rest until his stepsister, Myra, is caught and brought to justice.
It’s been three days since Myra took to the skies above Hong Kong and disappeared. Now Wilf is accused of corrupting the Veil, a defensive barrier between the witch and wizard cities. As the spell expands throughout the magical realm it is attacking witches and wizards.
But Wilf would rather embrace his witch friend, Katryna, than his wizard powers. When evil forces have other plans and they kidnap Katryna, Wilf realizes that he’d do anything to save her and the Magical Realm, even if it means risking his own life by connecting to the primary source of all magic.
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Don’t trust anyone, not even yourself …
You think you know someone pretty well, until you’re awoken in the middle of the night to the sound of unfamiliar voices and realize your sister’s being swept away by some supernatural creatures who climb in and out of windows and leap from two-story houses like it’s nothing.
My parents tried to tell me everything was fine, but when Cadence finally did come back from wherever they’d taken her, I knew there was something unusual about my older sister.
Now, her best friend is dead. Her ex-boyfriend is acting bizarre. And I’m afraid I might be next.
My name is Cassidy Findley, and I’m pretty sure my sister is a vampire, despite her “co-worker” making every effort to brainwash me into believing otherwise. With the help of my two best friends, we vow to get to the bottom of this before it’s too late, and my sister starts to claim other victims.
I love her, but I won’t be turned, nor will I just sit by without doing everything I can to stop her. I can only hope that I’m not too late and that I can trust my own memories.
Because I’m pretty sure my sister’s friends are coming for me next.
When eighteen-year-old honor student Lucy Owens discovers her family secret, she must leave the world she knows behind or suffer a fate worse than death.
Dubbed “that weird Owens girl” since grade school, Lucy struggled to find her place in the small, New England town she grew up in. She lived a quiet, sheltered life with her guardians, surrounded by the memories of her ancestors. Lucy bears a striking resemblance to some of these Owens women, down to the crescent moon shaped birthmark on the back of their necks.
Among her only visitors are two young men, Embry and Gabriel, who claim to be friends of the family. When prom night takes a sour turn, Lucy is forced to take shelter with them from a mysterious man hell-bent on acquiring her.
She also discovers that Embry and Gabriel are Gifteds, a subset of humans with supernatural abilities who don’t die until their job is done. In this case, they claim their job is to protect Lucy’s line. But as she gets to know them and her family’s history better, she has to wonder if their ultimate goal is to keep her safe, or to stop the man who’s after her?
Prophecy is a coming of age supernatural novel by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like strong heroines who keep fighting no matter how many times they are knocked down, then you’ll love this paranormal adventure.
What she doesn’t want…is exactly what he needs.
Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society.
Against her will, however, she’s tapped into a killer—or rather, his victims. Each woman’s murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?
Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam’s visions have put her in the killer’s line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand…and risk losing his heart in the process.
As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don’t dare lose.
The team had been told it would be a straightforward mission.
Enter St. Davids, now little more than a ghost town, retrieve the target and return to base.
Trouble is, the target is a man named Victor, and it looks like somebody else got to him first.
And St. Davids is anything but a ghost town…
Shock is a novella sequel to K.R. Griffiths’ acclaimed debut Panic, and is the second installment in the post-apocalyptic horror series Wildfire Chronicles.