After three soul-destroying years of teaching unenthusiastic middle-schoolers, Theodora Fairchild is thrilled to be a student again, pursuing her doctorate in Latin. She’s sure John Winthrop University will be the intellectual home she’s always longed for, the place where she’ll finally fit in. But her teaching days aren’t quite over: Theo starts giving "humanities" lessons to sweetly nerdy post-doc Grant Proctor--and loses her heart.
But nobody in the Classics Department is quite who they seem . . . not even Grant. Theo's arrival rekindles an ancient rivalry between two powerful enemies, and Theo herself is the prize. After she unwittingly betrays Grant to his oldest foe, she’s determined to rescue him—and herself— before it’s too late.
Because even gods can die—or wish they were dead.
Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series (the Leland Sisters), and is now also happily writing fantasy of various types for teens and adults. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a bossy but adorable pet rabbit, and loves quilting, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee. Please visit her at her website, www.marissadoyle.com, and at her history blog, NineteenTeen http://nineteenteen.com.
The sun has disappeared and the Evil, by way of Lario Exgesis, has been successful in creating a deadlier vampire species.
Fortunately, the Daughters of Benel and their vampire bonds were created for these times and they will not stop fighting until they've landed a crushing blow and spoil Lario’s plan to rule the World.
When Adore, the first sister, is lured out of Enu, she finds herself in the crosshairs of the “white-haired Selell.” The diabolically evil, Lario Exgesis never thought he would succumb to the power of the bond, but he has. Will his feelings for Adore get in the way of his evil ambitions? Especially since she happens to be bonded with more than one vampire.
Then there’s Navi, the fourth sister. She’s literally gotten herself into a sticky situation. Surprisingly the one sister who knows how to call her on her BS has come to save her, and she brought her annoying and notorious new bond with her. Will Navi’s secrets and ulterior motive derail them from their mission to get their hands on a very desirable and powerful object?
**Knight Games Reading Order**
The Ghost and The Graveyard
Kick The Candle
Queen of the Hill
Mother May I
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It has been more work than play for Clarity and Baron but just when they are about to make up for lost time Baron goes missing. Clarity is sure she saw the face of the culprit, which means their dilemma can only go from bad to catastrophic. On top of that, a new vampire has crawled out of the woodwork and he shares a special bond with Clarity—and Baron. Thus starts the ticking clock. The search leads Clarity and her sisters to the land of the Sirens, but nothing is as it seems in this universe. The search ensues. Before it’s all said and done, who will end up saving whom?
What they do with them is much worse.
After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.
The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.
The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.
West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.
A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world.
A man whose rule will change the fate of their realms.
Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.
Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.
To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.
Lords of Sidhe is a fantasy romance trilogy.
The series is unsuitable for sensitive readers.
Felicity Greendrake has always been sure her fine old New England family—full of daring sea captains and canny east India merchants—is special. When she helps out with a family reunion and meets a distant cousin from a long-lost branch of the family, she discovers just how special some of them are...
Lyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.
A perilous journey
Amid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the Veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.
A threat that spans worlds
The last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbonded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.
Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.
Alasdair does remember. He and his son are the last of the Cape’s ruling family of selkies, locked in a struggle with an ancient evil that threatens all, selkie and human. He’s not sure if he can trust Garland until he touches one of her quilts and feels the magic she’s sewn into it...and the kindling of a love he never thought he’d feel again.
But the evil entity that left Alasdair for dead quickly senses both his presence and Garland’s magic, and is determined to destroy one and possess the other. Only Garland and her quilts, made with a power she barely believes she has, can save them all from destruction—if she can avoid being destroyed first.
Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.
Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.
First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.
Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.
Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.
Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s … well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.
Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…