Lusciously curvy Simone Marsh finally calls it quits when she catches her cheating husband Sam in flagrante delicto. When her control-freak ex leaves her financially constrained, Simone has to return to her hometown and take a job as a housekeeper for three brothers she used to babysit.
She’s surprised to find the Codys have all grown into handsome young men. Luke Cody, the former Special Forces soldier, has become the sheriff, Nate Cody, a high-rolling Wall Street day trader, has become a reclusive Internet multi-millionaire, and the youngest, Jamie Cody, a former Air Force interpreter and now infamous Bellwood heartbreaker, is still harboring a childhood crush for Simone.
Simone’s headaches multiply when Jamie uses Simone’s problems to lure her into bed. Simone thinks she can manage the situation, but with Nate and Luke squeezing into the picture, it’s a love rectangle you’ll never see in any geometry book. Oh, the delicious possibilities! What’s a girl to do?
Jane Eyre Sinclair is at the end of her rope. Since her parents passed away, the curvaceous waitress has been the sole provider for her much younger twin siblings, George and Harry. Their greedy uncle cheated them out of their inheritance and now, he’s made an attempt on the twins’ lives. Jane needs protection and the only man who can give it is John Alexander…
Tiger shifter and Hollywood music producer John Alexander enjoys his bachelor lifestyle so much, he vows he will never get married. And yet, the moment he laid eyes on a voluptuous human female named Jane Eyre—just like that Bronte novel—all he can think about is how to convince her she is his mate. So when she attempts to blackmail him in to marrying her, John jumps at the chance and says yes.
It doesn’t matter if the marriage is supposed to be for show until the twins reach eighteen; Jane has to be his forever, damnit! Doesn’t she know shifters mate for life? If Jane can’t understand that, John will make it his mission to convince his new wife to fall in love with him, by any means necessary.
No rest for the wicked and wicked as John comes…
Twenty-one year old receptionist Beatrice Summer has the hots for her new boss, Alexandre Larousse. But Alex seems never to notice her. Bea understands. He's too handsome, too rich, and a tad too mature for someone like her. But it doesn't stop Bea from wanting him in secret.
One night, Bea witnesses a man being shot from a bridge. She swims after him and drags him to safety. She is shocked to find the victim is nothing but the boss she's enamoured with. What makes it even more shocking, the unconscious Alex turns into a lion before her eyes.
Bea doesn't think shape-shifters are real. Seriously. Werelions? They are nothing but a myth, right? Feeling more curious than a fickle cat, Bea is hell bent on spying Alex—especially when Alex tells her not to. Then, Bea discovers the reason why Mr Hot Boss pretends he never interested in getting into her panties. Bea had never thought playing detective can be so thrilling, sexy...and deadly.
He’s too bastardly wicked to walk only the right side of the law.
Granted, he’s hot and sexy as hell, but when he surrenders to the nature of his beast, he’s more terrifying than a scary monster.
Her brain tells her to run. Her body wants her to stay.
But why does her heart ache when he’s in danger?
He never believed in love at first sight, and yet, the moment he laid eyes on her, he knows he must have her.
She’s a runaway bride and the man she was forced to marry doesn’t deserve her, but will stop at nothing to get her back. Including bringing in the whole clan to take down Rovik.
True mates are real, and he plans to convince her that nothing on earth could stop him from making her his.
Author note: This story contains graphic dragon-on-dragon violence, a runaway bride who drives like a homicidal maniac, and a young dragon king who thinks every problem in the world can be solved with an orgasm.
Enigmatic and introverted, Gabriel Larousse is a billionaire with a secret. He's actually a lion-shifter, alpha of the pride that left his homeland along with his brothers to avoid the clan wars and to live peacefully among humans.
Catherine Kovac is a private investigator who is on the brink of losing her business. A client hires her to unearth Gabe's dark past. Getting close to Gabe seems like an impossible task. The man is surrounded by his brothers, who are eager to jump at her throat, thinking she's looking for dirt. So Cat is surprised when Gabe invites her into the circle and into his bed.
To discover that Gabe desires her as his mate is one thing. Finding out his dark, furry secret is quite another. But saying no to an alpha like Gabe is like talking to a brick wall. Cat may have to get used to the idea that Gabe isn't the sort of big cat who'll be content and purr just for a little petting...
Reader Advisory: This book contains anal sex.
It was a simple dare. Walk to her brooding, hot boss, Quinn Alexander, in the middle of the New Year's office party and kiss the arrogant smirk off the bastard. Fueled by too much alcohol, Vanessa Lyle impetuously takes up the challenge.
The next morning after the hangover fades, she's mortified. To think she'd been drunkenly brazen enough to steal a kiss from her boss. Quinn will fire her for sure.
To her surprise, she gets to keep her job because Quinn demands she fix the problem she's caused. Someone had taken a video of that scandalous kiss and posted it on social media. The video went viral. Quinn's mom happens see the video and demands to meet his "girlfriend." Quinn orders Vanessa to pretend to be his woman just to keep his mom off his back.
During a weekend at his parents' house, Quinn takes pretending to a whole different level. He can't keep his hands off her, in and out of his bed. But then she discovers his furry secret. Hot guy + big cat = trouble, and curvaceous Vanessa learns it the hard way...
A man like him should come with a five-alarm warning…
Vivacious and bubbly Melissa “Missy” Thornton is a career-driven lobbyist on top of her game. She is sent to convince eccentric billionaire Henry Parker to lease out his oil-rich land in Alaska. Before she could meet him, she gets into a car accident and stranded in a snowstorm. She would’ve frozen to death if a handsome stranger hadn’t helped her.
Henry “Hal” Parker likes solitude. As a polar bear shifter, he prefers to live in the wilderness rather than the glamourous life he left behind after his fiancée died. When he helps a trapped Missy from her car, he wonders if it’s a sign for him to finally move on. He can’t get his eyes off her and their attraction is instantaneous.
It doesn’t take long before Missy falls hard for him. Does it matter when Hal forgets to mention he’s a werebear? Uhm, maybe. Regardless, fur or no fur, a guy like him is perfect to curl up with in front of fireplace waiting for the ice to melt…
Tristan Cadreinth has harbored a crush for Molly since kindergarten. As a boy, he didn’t know how to express his feelings. Now that his dream girl has returned home, he intends to make Molly his. Her lush figure and dangerous curves alone are enough to make the dragon inside him ravenous with desire. And Molly is the embodiment of the damsel-in-distress he desperately wants to protect.
As much as she hates to admit it, Molly finds herself becoming drawn to Tristan. Despite the imminent danger that lurks around them, the attraction between them engulfs their old wounds in scorching flames. Burn, baby, burn…
In the fashion world, triplets Justin, Raphael, and Matthew Martel are designer moguls. Unbeknown to the public, the brothers are actually half-human and half-nymph. When they put their secret nymph concoction into their new perfume, Surrender, in order to find their mate, Surrender unexpectedly becomes a wildly global sensation and sparks jealousy among their competitors.
Blackmailed by her father's cronies, Anna Vincent is forced to work for the Martel brothers in order to steal their secret formula. Anna is wary, but she doesn't have any other options. Either she gets that secret formula or her father goes to jail.
The Martels know their new personal assistant is a corporate spy. But what they didn't expect is that Anna is the woman they have been looking for as a mate. If Anna had told them the truth, they would've gladly helped her. But since Anna is too stubborn and prideful—and a bad spy for that matter—the brothers are compelled to teach Miss Prissy the joy of naughty, sexy, forbidden games until she admits she belongs to them forever.
Reader Advisory: This book contains M/F/M/M ménage, Anal play, Voyeurism, Group Sex, Light Bondage
Nursing student Millicent (Millie) Swartz catches a weretiger cub who steals her steak dinner and finds out the cub belongs to her new hot and sexy neighbor Kieran. She instantly falls in love with the cub who seems to be malnourished and neglected. The cub even calls her, “Mama.” When the cub’s father comes looking for him, Millie gives him an earful piece of her mind.
Weretiger Kieran Dunaidh makes his living as a muscleman for a mob boss who rules Grand Junction’s underworld. He comes from an old shifter clan and was supposes to inherit the title Alpha. However, his stepmother schemes a plan that makes him disowned from his father. One day, he receives news that his sister passed away and she wants Kieran to look after her toddler cub, Fionn. Kieran knows nothing about raising a child, and he’d have been lost if it wasn’t for Millie’s help.
Soon, Kieran realizes that the quiet and peaceful family life with Fionn and Millie is all he ever wants. But then the trouble in his old clan drags him into a bloody civil war. Kieran must fight to save his beloved nephew and Millie—the woman he loves. Hell hath no furry like a pissed off lone tiger.
In ancient times, when a dragon needed a mate, he could just swoop down on a village and kidnap a maiden. In modern times, this has proven to be a dilemma. Declan, the eldest of the Cairne brothers, is due to claim a bride. As a Harvard graduate, CEO of a trading company and Versace-clad executive, he can't just shift to his true form and kidnap a woman to claim her as his. A perfect woman is hard to find, since Declan thinks dating is overrated.
Plump single mother Jessica Knapp is running away from her past. Between struggling to make ends meet and keeping herself and her son under the radar of her deranged mafia ex, dating is the last thing ever to cross her mind. So when her new boss Declan sets his sights on her, Jessie thinks his attention is nothing but flattery.
But Declan is a determined dragon. He swears he will have her even if it means he has to show her his scales, wings, and talons.
The hunt is on...
One night while working late, Mara stumbles upon the Dangerous Curves’ Web site. Feeling that she has nothing to lose, Mara enters her name and birthday to see what happens. Boy, does she get more than she bargained for when she is magically kidnapped while taking a bubble bath in her own bathtub. Naked, wet, and confused, she lands in the lap of a gorgeous nymph king whose beauty makes her dizzy and whose touches spark her arousal to fever pitch.
Wet sex has never sounded this naughty...
As the sole heir of the richest man in the world, Lillian Blackwell lives her life as nothing but a pawn in a golden cage. Lonely in her tall tower, she yearns for that someday when her knight in shining armour will come and rescue her and set her free.
Battle-worn veteran, Brandon Shea lost everything after he came back from the war. He's just starting over when he gets a job as Lillian's bodyguard. He certainly doesn't expect Lillian to beg him to free her when she's forced to marry her father's colleague, Maxwell Stanford, a cunning billionaire who has a terrible temper and is also twice her age. Brandon swore he'd had enough of playing hero, but when he realises Lillian is just as lonely as he is, he can't refuse her request.
Hiding Lillian from Stanford's men is an easy job, but things get out of hand when she wants Brandon for more than just her bodyguard. Suddenly, playing the knight for his modern-day Rapunzel becomes much more physical than he'd planned.
Reader Advisory: This book contains sex with toys, sex in public place and graphic violence
Introvert and shy Isabelle Beaumont is being pressured by her family to find a future son-in-law, and soon. Or her family will choose one for her. Their current candidate is a jackass who took her virginity and broke her heart years ago, a man she loathes to the bone. Trapped, Belle resorts to hire a male escort in order to get her family off her back. She hears a discreet, barely legal establishment in a Folsom building provides just about that.
Armand Shah, the Duke of Seventh Realm is due for a bride. He has no interest in taking one until he sees fragile petite Belle innocently wander into Maison Plaisir. The problem is his cousin and the youngest prince of the throne, Hervé De Silvano, is also hot for her.
Competing with his cousin Hervé is only half the work since Belle doesn't believe that otherworldly beings are real. Belle might have her doubts, but when two Fae lords are hell-bent on staking a claim to her, their seduction is far too great for a mortal woman to resist...
Reader Advisory: This book contains anal sex scenes.
Tired of the usual dating scene, Savannah Salander, part-human, part-dragon, is sceptical that she'll ever find her souler. Then she meets a set of triplets who blow her mind and her heart.
She's dated a fireman like Eli Cattaneo before, fiery in bed with a gentle soul—no biggie, she can easily handle his type. Or a high-roller investment banker like Zach, who knows every sexy trick known to mankind to make a woman swoon in ecstasy. Or even a Dominant who doesn't take no for answer, like Diego, owner of a sex club in Soho. But to have the three at the same time? Savannah fears she's bitten off more than even she can chew.
The three panther shifters from New York are ready for a weekend trekking around shifter-friendly Atlantica Bay, but when they meet Savannah, they're more interested in playing with her than in playing Tarzan.
Managing a foursome has never been this tricky. Or so wickedly fun.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of ménage.
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released at another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.
Cat shifter Violet Cross has a penchant for trouble. When she breaks up with her fiancé, Mac, and seeks some guilt-free, sweaty, hot sex at the local bar but ends up waking up the next morning married, Violet thinks she has hit an all-time low. Especially when she finds out the man she's married is a dragon prince from the al'Tarakh throne—a VIP passenger she must escort to the D'Keghan system.
Levy Frye has been looking for his future queen for quite some time. When he sees the green-eyed feisty cat innocently proposing a one-night stand, he can't simply let Violet slip away. He agrees on a quickie, but instead he finds his true soul mate. Levy vows to make Violet his forever. The tricky part is convincing the stubborn cat they belong together.
When lust and destiny collide, a weeklong game of cat-and-dragon hide-and-seek at Orient Fevre might prove to be the most feverish encounter of all.
Reader Advisory: This book contains light bondage, spanking, toys and anal sex.
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Kelly Hillock learns it the hard way. What would she do when the hot guy she had a steamy one-night stand with tracks her down to New York and tells her that she’s his mate and she’s pregnant with his baby? Well, she hits him with a shovel, of course.
Marc might be super-hot but he’s clearly a grade-A nutjob. True mate? Baby cub? Werejaguar? Right. If she believes him then she’d be a candidate for a straightjacket, too.
Only, what he said is true—and more. Marc DaVaca isn’t only an eye-candy hunk and half-human. He’s also the boss of the Las Vegas underworld. Before long, Kelly finds herself swept into her growing feelings, the prospect of motherhood and the undeniable animalistic passion between them. Yup, when his brownie points keep adding up more than the spots on his fur, how could a girl say no?
Samantha isn't big on sex. But the job shouldn't be that complicated, right? After all, sex is sex and she's quite good at faking it. Everything changes when she meets her new employers.
Adam Hauser, a tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome banker makes her want to fan herself each time he is within her reach.
Calvin Neutzel, a young lawyer with a Mr Olympia body causes her to ache in all the bad places.
And then there's David Strauss, the tall CEO with the face of an angel, who can really make her panties wet with just one look. Samantha thinks either the job is starting to sound fun or these men are just too good to be true.
The real surprise is when they come to her bed at night. Furry, sinuous big cats with insanely raucous appetites for sex are eager to play...
Reader Advisory: This book contains anal sex, sex with multiple partners, sex in a public place.
Real men love curves.
Curvy is smexy.
For a long time, Danielle Thomas was very confident about her size, her look, and her social life. After all, she has the most amazing man, Brian Ellis, as the love of her life. However, Brian called off their engagement because he wants to honor his late mother by having his bride wear his mother’s wedding gown. Uh-oh. Danielle could starve herself to death but she isn’t going to squeeze into size four anytime soon. Like never. She’s a naturally big girl. Crushed emotionally, Danielle begins to avoid romance and men altogether and that makes Kate worry. As her best friend, she wants Danielle to be happy. So, what better way to get Danielle over her ex-fiancé than hook her up with some hot, single man?
Kate hears there’s a phantom website called “Dangerous Curves” that will match big, beautiful women with extremely sexy, hunky men, but only if they were deemed worthy of getting laid. Without Danielle’s permission, Kate enters Danielle’s information. As soon as Kate pushes enter, Danielle is magically teleported to where her dates await. Yeah. Dates. Not just one, but two men—tall, dark, and twins, Dane and Collin. They like to share their woman, among other naughty things.
But that’s not the best part. Dane and Collin are actually weretigers. They love Danielle for her curves and who she is, and most importantly—they play for keeps.
Chosen by Gods and cursed by fate, Amaranth, the sacred virgin of the Sun Temple, is destined to consort the ruthless warlord Shanrakhan, as his war prize. But before Shanrakhan could take her virginity, his enemies kidnap Amaranth and pierce her heart with the Star of Hecave, an ancient amulet that freezes her in a dreamless slumber for thousands of years...
Graeme Darin, an ex-admiral of Imperial Arcova Fleet is on the run when he realises the ship he and his crew stole carries a secret archaeological relic—a tomb of a fabled goddess. Out of curiosity, Graeme removes the amulet. To his surprise, the cold body of the goddess springs back to life.
With the Imperial Armada on their tail, Graeme faces problematic dilemmas between keeping his crew safe and his growing attraction to Amaranth. But can a mortal man resist a Goddess' seduction?
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Seeing Stars anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Braxton Grantham, the Duke of Sherborne was a fearless warrior, a legendary general, and extremely loyal to his king until he was betrayed by him. King Edgar sentenced Braxton to death for a treasonous act he didn’t commit. As he was dying, Braxton made a pact with a demon that granted him power of revenge. But the power also had corrupted Braxton. He turned into a beast and was cursed to live forever in loneliness…unless, he can find a woman who will love him unconditionally despite his beastly appearance.
Bella Sutcliff is the youngest daughter of a formerly wealthy merchant who had fallen into rough times. Because her father was unable to pay taxes, the town chief chose her as this year’s tribute maiden. Every year for the past four centuries, the townsfolk of Sherborne are required to send a young woman as the bride of the Beastly Duke. Rumor has it he kills each bride if she displeases him in any way.
When Belle arrives at the Grantham’s estate, she doesn’t find the beast as repulsive as the rumors she’d heard. In fact, Belle finds him as a kindred soul. But will it be enough to break the four-hundred years’ curse that had imprisoned the Duke in his beastly shell? Can a maiden’s touch melt away the jaded heart of a cursed man?
Radek Nikolaev, alpha of the packs, whose ancestors were conquered by the vampyres, vows that enslavement of his kin doesn’t come without payback. As retribution, he wants to plunder the Aeon King’s most prized possession, his only daughter and heir, Vita, as he leads his pack out from Aeon.
Vita Petrienko has always harboured deep feelings for the outcast wolf prince. When Radek kidnaps her, Vita is more than a willing participant. She has always wanted a taste of the forbidden.
But neither of them anticipate the uncontrollable fire between them once their passion is unleashed. Primal instinct draws them to each other’s arms. When they are torn apart, will their instinct reunite the two star-crossed lovers back together?
Romance author Abigail Collins has an epic writer’s block following a breakup with her boyfriend. She decides to stay at her grandpa’s cabin in Cub’s Cove to nurse her broken heart while working on her new novel. But she can’t write romantic scenes when all she can think about is how to strangle the main male character seven ways to Sunday for his lying, cheating, bast—okay, she’s stuck. Big time. Uh-oh. Seeing her in a rut, her best friends, Tiffany and Carmen, drag her to a local speed-dating event to get her out of her funk.
Tiger shifter Michael Kage chooses Cub’s Cove for his self-imposed exile, away from his clan’s dangerous, back-stabbing politics. Even though he enjoys the new town, one thing in his life is still missing: he yearns for a mate. So when he hears the local bar is hosting a speed-dating event, he’s the first in line to buy a ticket.
That night, just as Michael thinks the speed-dating event is a bust, he sees a gorgeous woman: a curvaceous goddess with silken hair and beautiful, sad eyes. He knows he has found his mate. But before he even has the chance to learn her name, they switch to other partners. Head over heels for having met his perfect woman, Michael has to find his Cinderella because that unforgettable woman holds the missing part of his heart.
Lynx shifter Kelly White tries everything to rekindle the flame back into her marriage. As a successful litigation lawyer, her brilliance in the courtroom is no compensation for her haplessness in bed. Kelly is afraid she's going to lose her husband, Andi, if she doesn't do something about it soon.
Nicolla Evers, a fiery kitty-cat, lives a glamorous life as a famous adult movie actress. Behind the camera and stardom, she's unhappy and yearns to get out from the industry to live a normal life. The problem is her abusive manager Harry has her in a tight grip, leaving Nicolla practically enslaved.
One morning, in a wicked twist of fate, the two shifters accidentally switch bodies. Will the two finally find the life they really want? Or is it only the beginning of an unstoppable sex fiasco?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex, sex with multiple partners, MFM menage and light BDSM.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released under a different title by another publisher. It has been revised and reedited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.
Adam longs for a Dominant—and not just any Dominant. He has his eyes on Jacques ‘Jake’ d’Allemagne, a man as sexy as sin who has made Adam’s blood boil ever since he first laid eyes on him. As the owner of a fabled club in the French Quarter, Jake is a hot catch. Many compete for his affection and a night in his bed. When Adam finds out Jake’s lover has been cheating on him behind his back, Adam sets his mind to seduce him. Maybe what a Dom needs is a submissive who can love him unconditionally. A sub that is as hot-blooded as the Dom himself...
Pressured by her parents for a grandchild, successful attorney Jolene Richardson has the birthday blues. She always had bad luck in the romance department, so finding Mr. Right seems like a tall order. But her fate changes when she’s kidnapped by a tall, dark and handsome stranger who turns out to be her long-forgotten childhood friend.
Jolene thinks Micah Raven had gone off his rocker when he tells her that she is his bride, and he has come to claim her. It doesn’t matter that Micah had grown up to be a sinfully hot, irresistible man. A girl has her pride too.
But things go way over of her head when Micah takes her into another realm, home of the black-winged avian shifters. There’s no way she’d let herself becomes a trophy in a world ruled by male chauvinism. If a guy wants to get his hand in the cookie jar, he has to work for it first, right?
Suddenly, romantic warfare never seemed so enthralling…
Sean Acosta is mistaken as a male prostitute when he offers to buy her a drink. His instant attraction to the curvy sultry Chelsea quickly feels like an obsession so he plays along as her rented date. He knows exactly what she needs. Sean offers her a deal, if she agrees to become his plaything for the next three weeks, he will show her many shades of pleasure to help her heal.
While a case of mistaken identity stirs enough fire between them, Hell on Earth couldn't match the heat of their private sessions.
Reader Advisory: This book contains sex with toys, sex in a public place and nyotaimori.
For Aaron Guthrie, agreeing to buy her “goods” is his way to help her since she refuses to take his charity. But, Claudette’s innocence is too hard for him to resist; he just can’t keep his hands off her. Now, he must convince Claudette that what they’d shared is the real deal, and isn’t an ordinary tryst of surrendering to the temptation of the original sin.
After a nasty divorce, Emmaline St. James is ready to start a new chapter in her life. She moves into a new building and would be quite happy with her new digs—if it weren’t for her neighbours.
One is Lucian Lucca, a tall, dark, brooding hunk. When he smiles, he looks so devilishly wicked that Emma could swear he sprouts demon wings. The other is Brennan Adair, also tall and mysterious, but otherworldly handsome. He makes her horny every time he ogles her. Emma’s new life would be perfect if it wasn’t for the fact that Lucian and Brennan are constantly bickering. So she invites them over to discuss their differences.
Inviting a demon of lust over might not be a good idea when someone’s lonely and emotionally vulnerable. And inviting a fallen angel is a recipe for disaster—especially when the source of their bickering is Emma. Both Lucian and Brennan want her. Bad. But why should she have to choose?
As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry Dresden never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.
Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.
Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess...
J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being.
Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.
In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.
Swan’s visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It’s a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it’s hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.
A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called “a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end” by John Saul and “a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation” by Publishers Weekly.
Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man.
And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can’t refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him—and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen’s right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen’s name.
It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. No pressure or anything...
When the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare launches a merciless rebellion against the First Lord, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name. And when the ruthless Kalare allies himself with a savage enemy of the realm, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion—the only force standing between Alera and certain doom...
Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Her name is Shae, and she's on the run with her sister. A government group wants to harness their abilities to heal. The KGI wants to help- but can Nathan quiet his soulmate's doubts and convince her that they are meant to face these dangers together?
As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels—pretty much a “who’s who” of hell and beyond—with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human soul to the entire human race. But not every adventure Harry Dresden undertakes is an epic tale of life and death in a world on the edge of annihilation.
Here, together for the first time in paperback, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher—a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time.
“One of the giants of urban fantasy…delivers some great stories in this volume…This is a great collection, featuring a hero who's proven himself over and over again, as well as delving into the odd corners of his fascinating and fantastic world. Highly recommended.”—SFRevu
Blair's journey continues with part 2. Blair Griffin has left her old life as everything crashes down around her. She's leaving the safety of her coven for the first time as bounty hunters chase her down. When she meets a mysterious stranger, she hopes he can hide her from all the immortals chasing her. When love blossoms, she hopes to start a new life. But when you're a witch with amazing powers and your father just happens to be Vlad Montour, the Prince of Darkness, life isn't easy. Especially when he puts a hit out on you and wants you dead. Is a new life really possible?
4 authors will each take a different daughter born from the Prince of Darkness, Vlad Montour. (Also known as Vlad the Impaler, an evil villain from history)
Blair – Chrissy Peebles
Jezebel – Kristen Middleton
Victoria – W.J. May
Lotus – C.J. Pinard
This is Blair's story, part 2, by Chrissy Peebles.
Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.
The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.
As seemingly normal mortals violently steal the magic of witches, The Charmed Ones must shield their kind while protecting themselves from a modern-day witch hunt.
Charmed: The War on Witches continues the story of the Halliwell witches, picking up where the hit television series, Charmed, left off. With only the Book of Shadows to guide them, the Halliwell sisters are the fulfillment of their ancestor Melinda Warren’s prophecy that three sisters descending from her line would become the most powerful witches of all time. As The Charmed Ones, the sisters use the Power of Three to protect the innocent and banish evil from the Earthly realm.
Allie's tired of being left with more questions than answers. She's tired of loving a guy who refuses to level with her. Most of all, she's tired of her life spinning out of control.
Desperate to save Jess no matter the personal cost, Allie has to face the possibility that the only one she can trust is herself.
* New Adult Paranormal Romance *
In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers (“I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early Vampire Chronicles fiction”—Alan Cheuse, The Boston Globe; “A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting, and suspense”—Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post), readers were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast.
Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.
The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide.
For Reuben Golding, now infused with the Wolf Gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this promises to be a Christmas like no other . . .
The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest.
From out of the shadows of Nideck comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with—and drawn to—the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence, and as the swirl of preparations reaches a fever pitch for the Nideck town Christmas festival of music and pageantry, astonishing secrets are revealed; secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits other than the Morphenkinder, centuries old, who inhabit the dense stretches of redwood and oak that surround the magnificent house at Nideck Point, “ageless ones” who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and who taunt with their dark magical powers . . .
The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.
For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.
A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.
Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.
Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary?s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it?s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she?s about to encounter?or the passion she?s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.
ABOUT CONTAMINATION 5: SURVIVAL:
Ever since leaving the salvage yard, Noah Chambers has been plagued by the infected and hunted by the men who patrol the streets. In order to survive, he'll need to summon strength he never imagined.
In a world gone mad, no one is safe...
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For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long struggle. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, he became a legendary man of war and leader of men—and the rightful First Lord of Alera.
Now, the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march, using fear and chaos to turn the Alerans against one another, and forcing those who will not submit to flee to the outer reaches of the realm.
Perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness...
Slim MacKenzie is no ordinary man. With eyes the color of twilight, he’s been blessed with a psychic gift: premonitions. He’s also been cursed, for Slim can see the monsters hiding among us, feeding on our suffering...
And when Slim joins a traveling carnival seeking sanctuary, what he’ll find is a hunting ground—with humanity as the prey.
Elise is in hiding when Seth and Rylie Gresham, Alpha werewolf, arrive seeking her help. She agrees, but everything has its price. What they learn about the possessed werewolf changes everything — Hell and Earth, the pack, and the future of the entire world…
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Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost—until a rebellion left him in charge of a demoralized force clinging to a small fortress at the edge of the desert.
To flee from her past, Winter Ihernglass masqueraded as a man and enlisted as a ranker in the Vordanai Colonials, hoping only to avoid notice. But when chance sees her promoted to command, she must lead her men into battle against impossible odds.
Their fate depends on Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich. Under his command, Marcus and Winter feel the tide turning and their allegiance being tested. For Janus’s ambitions extend beyond the battlefield and into the realm of the supernatural—a realm with the power to reshape the known world and change the lives of everyone in its path.
Elise Kavanagh failed to prevent the Breaking, and now Hell is spilling onto Earth. She’s delved deep into the City of Dis in an attempt to stop the infernal armies–but even the legendary Godslayer is unprepared to face Dis’s fiercest demons, not to mention the responsibility of liberating the humans they’ve enslaved.
On Earth, rogue angel Nash Adamson is wing-deep in damage control after the Breaking, and his fellow angels don’t want to get involved. War is approaching the werewolf sanctuary. If Heaven won’t help them, he’ll have to turn to Hell for salvation.
Everything hinges on who can control the City of Dis. Elise and her allies have no choice but to rule by steel…
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Kelley Armstrong has been a dominant presence on the New York Times bestseller lists for more than a decade. And while her devoted fans flock to each new book, the Cainsville series is sure to attract an even broader readership. In Omens, Olivia Taylor-Jones is shattered to learn that she’s adopted. Her biological parents? Notorious serial killers. On a quest to learn more about her past, Olivia lands in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois. As she draws on long-hidden abilities, Olivia begins to realize that there are dark secrets in Cainsville—and powers lurking in the shadows.
Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.