Before vampires, they were Guardians, drinking the sacred blood of the Holy Grail, and sworn to protect it through the ages. When Lachlan Thorn is entrusted with the task of relocating the Grail to a castle in the Scottish Highlands, he requires the help of a witch to conceal it on the perilous journey. Unfortunately for him, the only one available is Ivy, who is untrained and a descendant of the woman who broke his heart.
Sophia is Fireborn, the supernatural community’s public enemy number one. Fireborns have the ability to absorb magic—a gift that turns them into insane, power-hungry murderers. After years on the run, Sophia and her sister have finally found a home for themselves and jobs at the Mercenary Guild. When a super powerful, super sexy mage comes into her life with a job she can’t refuse, all Sophia wants to do is run and hide. But she’s sick of running…
191 5-star reviews! Entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are extraterrestrials. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hooked on American pop songs since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly.
I never had a choice…Until I made one and woke up naked in the middle of Central Park. Wingless. The cost of retribution gouged between my shoulder blades. Now I’ve got to choose between Jason, the priest who’s hiding something, and Arún, the off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen. Mortality was supposed to be easy.
120 5-star reviews! Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the first contributors to a mind-bending new series of short-story collections that push the boundaries of horror and dark suspense to the bleeding edge. Dark Screams: Volume One reaches across genres to take readers beyond the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.
The year is 1940. The world is at war. Captain David Smith believes his daughter Sarah is one of the prisoners in the hold of Altmark. He is among the men of Cossack who board the prison-ship in Jössingfjord. As Captain of the ageing cruiser Cassandra, after twenty years ’on the beach’ in naval intelligence, he knows his crew think him out of touch, out of date, and doubt his fitness to command, but his search for Sarah is not over.
Anne Hathaway is a headstrong 26 year-old woman. But when she meets a man eight years her junior her life changes dramatically. Will Shakespeare is no ordinary Stratford lad. His head is full of poetry, and big dreams. Desperate to fulfill them he eventually saves enough to move to London. Pining for her love and bored of her provincial life, Anne follows. But the city of vice soon threatens the life they have built together.
An enthralling and insightful account of the special relationship between two countries—and two men—during the dramatic final chapters of the Second World War. Charles Whiting shines the spotlight on Monty and Ike, two charismatic and inspirational commanders who were often ill at ease with each other on both a personal and professional level. The book encompasses the campaigns, triumphs and tensions of the two men and their armies.
Max Plowman joined the 10th Battalion shortly after it suffered heavy casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme—its casualty rate exceeded that of any other British unit on that day, with seventy per cent killed or wounded.Throughout the rest of 1916, Max Plowman served as a young officer with the Battalion on the Somme. Subaltern on the Somme is a record of his daily life, and ranges across different aspects of his war in the trenches.
120 5-star reviews! Joseph Plumb Martin’s captivating memoir brings to life his experiences as a soldier during the American Revolution. Martin invites us on an intense literary journey to each of his eight campaigns during the revolution, providing a vividly detailed narrative of his adventures, dangers, sufferings and anecdotes as a soldier. His first hand, personal account is both fascinating and harrowing.
When a circus arrives in Taye, tourism is on the rise, but so is murder. Preparing for his upcoming nuptials and refurbishing his cottage aren’t enough to keep Duncan occupied. A gruesome crime intrudes on the village, and as the detective becomes embroiled in the case, a specter from the past returns, threatening his happy ending. Can Duncan absolve an elephant accused of killing his ringmaster? Can he find the real killer before he or she strikes again?
Poor health has forced Maddox into retirement after a series missions that would have finished off lesser men. He thinks his war is over. Then Major Lyle turns up at his door with one last job. For Captain Maddox, it will be the strangest mission of a long and hard war. Not killing Hitler…but saving him. But Maddox can sense something is wrong. Nothing goes the way it was planned. It appears that Lyle has a secret agenda.
361 5-star reviews! Private investigator, Jill Gooder, has been hired to find a serial killer because, as usual, the police can’t buy a clue. Jill, the not so proud owner of a crazy, one-eyed cat, probably can’t expect too much help from her PA/Secretary, Mrs V, who spends all day knitting. And just in case all of that wasn’t bad enough, Jill’s just about to discover she’s a witch. When the going gets tough…break out the custard creams.
Days after US Senator Malcolm Phillips changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, he is murdered. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist Jack Logan. He left Jack a single clue to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillips’s widow, Taylor, safe. But safe from whom? Allies turn to foes when Jack and Taylor discover that those closest to them are part of the conspiracy and that they too have been manipulated.
Emma Mason is completely off-limits. She was hired on at my law firm to clean up my image, but I can’t stop thinking about claiming her as mine. She’s fresh out of law school and too innocent to touch, and I know I’m supposed to stay away. I’m not supposed to notice the way her demure outfits hug her hotter-than-sin curves. I’m not supposed to react when she bites her lip and looks at me with those big, blue eyes. But how can I resist?
Thanks to that nosy brunette, Beth, I served six months in Rikers Island. I spent every single day of those six months cursing her. I couldn’t wait to get out of jail—then I’d be able to really make her sorry. I hadn’t counted on her being so sexy. I hadn’t thought someone like Beth would be capable of arousing someone like me. But somehow, her innocence and naiveté turned me on more than ever before. Soon, she was all I could think about.
Being carried out of my burning cupcake bakery and cradled by a sexy fireman with a velvety as aged scotch voice? It should have been a panty melter but it’s still one of the scariest things that’s ever happened to me. I can’t forget my mysterious savior or his rock hard body pressed against mine. Holding me. Rescuing me. He disappeared that night. Now he’s back and he has secrets. I know it. And I’m going to find out what they are.
Keagan Fontneau gave up on life after returning wounded from his last tour of duty. Jocelyn Blackwood only exists to protect those who can’t help themselves. He left Lakeview on a mission. She ran from the haunting memories. He remembers her smile. She never forgot him. He’s in business with danger. She’s in the wrong place at the right time. He’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe. She’ll resist him at every turn. He wants her. She needs him.
A thirty year old woman escapes from New York City to a charming beach town on Eastern Long Island. Lindsey is hoping to find inner peace after a disturbing incident shattered her confidence. Still recovering, she is stuck between the old love of her ex-boyfriend and the allure of a stranger she encounters on the bus. But will Lindsey ever be able to really trust a man again after what happened?
Darcy Wright is a closeted lesbian who has been infatuated with her best friend, Taylor, since junior high. Leaving her small northeast Minnesota town for Harvard in a quest to become a doctor, she moves in with med-student Olivia Boyd, a neurotic, anal, gigantic pain in the backside. The first year of medical school is a nerve-wracking encounter in medicine, learning lessons the hard way, and finding what her heart desires.
The fate of the entire universe rests upon the shoulders of one young princess and her four alien mates. It all starts with a crash and one word—Mine. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Princess Ameia of Terrea broke the one rule her father, the king, expected her to obey above all else—she left the surface and safety of her home planet, setting off a chain reaction of events that puts her life and every other life in the known universe in peril.
Sherakai never wanted to become a warrior like his father and brothers. Satisfied with being fourth in line to inherit title and responsibility, he wants only to be Master of the Horse. But on the eve of his sister’s wedding, a terrible gift arrives and Sherakai’s course changes forever. His magic is the key to secrets he does not know or understand, and he must learn to fight to escape a future he doesn’t believe in.
There’s nothing like a knock on the door at 3:00 a.m. to change your life forever. Gus Moore discovers how true this is when his ex-girlfriend blows in on an icy January night just long enough to dump "his problem" on the couch. From indolent single slob to competent single parent, Gus’s metamorphosis over the next six years is astonishing.
Delany was being punished for fighting a girl who said something dreadful about Delany's father. Her punishment: To live alone in the old abandoned Greyford house on the outskirts of the Mayfield School for Girls. Yet there was more to his house than first met the eye: there were secret passages, and hidden treasures, lost and forgotten with the passing time, and a room…a fantastic and otherworldly sort of room, which she had decided to call "The Window Room".
After years of fighting, peace reigns over the Eagle Empire. General Leandros is enjoying a romantic vacation with his wife at sea when a mysterious sea captain, the Mask, abducts them, asking for their help to free his fellow islanders from slavery. The couple starts training the islanders, conducting daring raids on land and sea to free the slaves. Their only allies are a powerful sea-witch and a savage crew of ex-pirates.
The last snow storm of the year was to be the biggest. Police warned drivers to stay off the roads. Families huddled inside their homes, wondering if they would lose power, heat and the ability to get out. In the morning, a couple snowshoes into town and discovers the body of a young man found off to the side of the rural highway without a jacket, shoes or socks. Follow three characters whose lives intersect in ways unknown to them.
Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money. Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?
148 5-star reviews! Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says.
Lead Duck Travolta, Ducky Parton and Quackson Five through a world where ducks rule the dance floors and the 70's never ended! Use colorful combos, gather groovy powerups and build your Mojo to defeat wicked villains as you connect, dance and explore!