What happens when "the happiest day of your life" turns into a nightmare? Forget the drunken best man or the bridesmaid dresses from the '80s . . . none of these wedding day disasters can compare to a cursed bride determined to make it down the aisle, or a vampire who is about to disrupt your wedding.
Join New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Jeaniene Frost, USA Today bestseller Kathryn Smith, as well as Terri Garey in four unforgettable tales of unholy matrimony . . . where the grooms are dark, dangerous, and mostly dead, and to love and cherish till death takes on a whole new meaning.
Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.
Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.
As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.
His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.
What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.
But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.
The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
To Love Her Could Destroy Them Both…
For centuries, Roland de Courtemanche had spurned Rhiannon, banishing her to eternal darkness, eternal loneliness. But now the man she loved and the boy in his care are in deadly danger. She has no choice but to risk her heart and warn him.
It takes all Roland’s strength to resist Rhiannon, but he has no choice if he is to protect both himself and the boy he had promised to protect. If he succumbs to his desire and then casts her away, he might as well drive a stake through her heart…exactly what the avenging mortal on their trail has in mind for them all.
Don’t miss a single title in Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night series:
Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella “Beyond Twilight”
Born in Twilight, with bonus novella “Twilight Vows”
Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella “Run from Twilight”
Edge of Twilight
Blue Twilight, with bonus novella “Before Blue Twilight”
Prince of Twilight
Bloodline, with bonus novella “Vampires in Paradise”