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Part #2 of "Midnight Breed" series by Lara Adrian
He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world--a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror. Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need--but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm. . . and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself. . . .
Part #4 of "Mythos Academy" series by Jennifer Estep
For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will. I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming. I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat. Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night? Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption. (This is a standalone novel, not part of the Cruel Beauty Universe.)
"Michel Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape into a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian Society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters." They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage of her brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, child-like wife, Agnes; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie; and his pious brother Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh.
Addison Godwin is a Non-Glam — one of the one in ten thousand humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Her gift enables her to work as an Auditor, enforcing the law that vampires and humans keep their distance from each other except in a purely non-physical way. The law is necessary because when a vampire tries to have sex with a human their blood-lust combines with their sexual appetite and the result looks like road kill. Alec Corbin is a Four Star Master Vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. He promises he can be gentle but Addison has seen way too many vamp/human crime scenes to go for that. She has no interest in the six foot four hunk of sexy vampire man candy, even if he is supernaturally hot. But just because she Audits (and sometimes executes) vampires for a living, doesn’t mean she hates them all. Her best friend, Taylor, was turned against her will. Now, living as a slave to one of the crueler Master vamps in town, she leads a miserable existence and Addison is helpless to save her within the confines of the law. Things come to a head when the Vampire Inquisitor comes to town and Taylor is given to him as a sex slave. When Addison sees her best friend tortured, beaten, and burned with silver she knows she has to do something — even if it means teaming up with Corbin and paying the Crimson Debt. This is a plus length novel--95,000 words of Paranormal Erotic Romance. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches are characters of note. Also included are chapter 1 of Shadowed, Book 8 in the Brides of the Kindred and chapter 1 of Scarlet Heat, Book 2 in the Born to Darkness series
Robert E. Howard is one of the most famous and influential pulp authors of the twentieth century. Though largely known as the man who invented the sword-and-sorcery genre-and for his iconic hero Conan the Cimmerian-Howard also wrote horror tales, desert adventures, detective yarns, epic poetry, and more. This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works. Inside, readers will discover (or rediscover) such gems as "The Shadow Kingdom," featuring Kull of Atlantis and considered by many to be the first sword-and-sorcery story; "The Fightin'est Pair," part of one of Howard's most successful series, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a merchant seaman with fists of steel and a head of wood; "The Grey God Passes," a haunting tale about the passing of an age, told against the backdrop of Irish history and legend; "Worms of the Earth," a brooding narrative featuring Bran Mak Morn, about which H. P. Lovecraft said, "Few readers will ever forget the hideous and compelling power of [this] macabre masterpiece"; a historical poem relating a momentous battle between Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and "Sharp's Gun Serenade," one of the last and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales. These thrilling, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling stories and poems have been restored to their original form, presented just as the author intended. There is little doubt that after more than seven decades the voice of Robert E. Howard continues to resonate with readers around the world.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro.
Grace Flynn, the Crimson Scarver...A prisoner of both England and France awaits her execution for a very long list of crimes. She is considered a danger to society and even the Holy See has proclaimed her an evil most foul. Her executioners proclaim her life of misdeeds and escapades has drawn to a close.Grace Flynn, the Crimson Scarver...A prisoner of both England and France awaits her execution for a very long list of crimes. She is considered a danger to society and even the Holy See has proclaimed her an evil most foul. Her executioners proclaim her life of misdeeds and escapades has drawn to a close. Until, a living myth named Daedalus arrives with an unorthodox offer of freedom. Grace’s redemption will be found through a journey skirting the bowels of Hell itself. She will face nightmares once thought to exist only in legend and superstition. A secret veil that hides things of the supernatural from mortal eyes has been lifted by the hand of the man who hunts them. Yet does he pose a threat to Grace as well…only Daedalus knows for sure!
Part #1 of "Night Huntress World" series by Jeaniene Frost
Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield – and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness – and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her. He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human – even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together…
A mysterious, eye-catching yet arrogant, young Wizard of the Hidden Valley was in seek of the Hunter that was ought to find the Lost Script. Who the Hunter was? It's for you to find out. One thing was for sure... that person will turn his world upside down! STILL, a question remains: How far would his heart take him? And, an OPTION as well: To die now or die later.A story from the second collection of 17 stories in My Other Shorts & Formal Tales. The Sunday country market stalls are livened up by the gate crashing of an out-of-towner. The aged old lady, a Polish migrant and surviving veteran of WW2, wants to set up her own stall to sell a wide range of Polish memorabilia, bric-a-brac, home cooking and home made sweets. She immediately charms the other regular stall holders with her wonderful cooking, skills and many stories. She has other skills, unrevealed.
Part #15 of "Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon" series by Yasmine Galenorn
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I’m Menolly, a vampire married to a scorching hot werepuma. And right now, we’re facing enemies on all sides? It’s been a long and devastating week. Back in Otherworld, war has decimated the elfin city of Elqaneve, our father has gone missing, and Shadow Wing has managed to obtain another spirit seal. On the home front, somebody burned down my bar, the Wayfarer, killing eight people, including a friend. To make matters worse, we still haven’t found a way to stop Lowestar Radcliff—the daemon in charge of a supernatural corporate power grab. He’s attempting to awaken Suvika, the lord of vice and corrupt businessmen, and we have to stop him. Our enemies are closing in on all sides, and this time, there’s no place to hide?
A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana'Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil, Raisa's best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love. Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.
The adventures of the young adventurer who left the side of his mentor to learn from the exterior experience, continued …There’s an immature carmine-bird plowing the emerald grass-mantle with his small beak, his little wings and short legs disproportionate with his tiny and plump body; around him were mature carmine-birds standing with their long legs, slender bodies and erected presume their glistening copper plumage. One of them approaches, attracted by the funny movements of the little one. Its crystalline eyes reflect the passiveness of Carmine Valley, lands of legends and mysteries. I am Balaan Legeel, and you … again here? Well, the idyllic adventures of Ephesto continue …
In this dystopian world, Adamis Katil is exiled from his home after being wrongfully accused of being a witch. As a result, he is banished to the wilderness left to dolor in his last days of life. But there is a single glimmer of hope; to travel to a land where his kind will be sheltered. Now, he must migrate to Liberatai City, the safe haven for the accused.Imagine being torn from your home and your loved ones just because of an accusation, stripped of every freedom you once possessed. What if you were thought to be the cause to a deadly pandemic that laid the foundation for the anguish of millions? In this dystopian world, Adamis Katil is exiled from his home after being wrongfully accused of being a witch. As a result, he is banished to the wilderness left to dolor in his last days of life. But there is a single glimmer of hope; to travel to a land where his kind will be sheltered. Now, he must migrate to Liberatai City, the safe haven for the accused. But soon his discoveries on his journey will bring light to forbidden truths that he never expected. Discoveries of which he wished he had never encountered.
In "Crimson Dagger," Rhodes introduces us to Magnus as he was before the events of the series unfolded. In this heartbreaking tale, a young Magnus experiences a life-changing event — one that impacts him for years to come and shapes him into the man he becomes.
The story begins with a huge chaotic space battle between the forces of Earth and a revolting Martian Fleet. With no escape possible and faced with the total slaughter of the Martian race by the merciless and technologically advanced Crimson Fleet, the Martians gamble everything on a desperate strategy of surprise and unorthodox tactics.A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man already has a few problems of his own, such as crippling shyness. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It's really bad.Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. This book includes the first three story arcs of the ongoing serial novel.
Willig continues the exciting series with her fourth novel featuring Lord Vaughn, the delightfully devilish spy from The Masque of the Black Tulip, and Mary Alsworthy, the raven-haired beauty whose sister accidentally steals her suitor in The Deception of the Emerald Ring.
Part #5 of "Dakota Stevens Mystery" series by Chris Orcutt
DAKOTA BEGINS… Dakota Stevens has just thrown off the shackles of the FBI and launched his own private detective agency. But it’s not going well. His so-called cases are limited to tawdry divorce work, and his personal life is a shambles. In short, Dakota Stevens is a hot mess. Back to School… Enter the Director of the FBI, who compels Dakota to go undercover at an Ivy League university. His task? To rescue a college coed from the clutches of a Svengali-like sex researcher. Dakota Meets Svetlana… While working the case, Dakota meets sexy international chess grandmaster Svetlana Krüsh. Svetlana, bored with her chess career, is seeking a new challenge. Dakota desperately needs an associate of her caliber, but the two get off to a rocky start. Learning the PI Trade… Can Dakota navigate a minefield that includes flirtatious coeds, passionate professors, hired thugs, and former FBI colleagues? Can he repair his personal life? Can he learn to trust Svetlana? And, most importantly, can he rescue the girl in time? A Devil-May-Care Dakota… A Study in Crimson, the prequel to the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, shows a younger, devil-may-care Dakota at his charming, witty, and resourceful best.
Enjoy more Sugar. Join Clara at the rat pit. Relax with Mr Bodley as he is lulled to sleep by Mrs Tremain and her girls. Find out what became of Sophie. Michel Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel The Crimson Petal and the White, conjuring tantalising glimpses of its characters, their lives before we first met them and their intriguing futures. You'll be desperate for more by the time you reluctantly re-emerge into the twenty-first century.
Two years after the debacle of the Morrigan Web, James Potter returns to Hogwarts for his final year. With the Vow of Secrecy crumbling in every corner, the Magical world prepares for its imminent collapse into Muggle reality, whether they are ready for such a revelation or not. James, along with his longtime companions Ralph Deedle, Zane Walker, and Rose Weasley, are drawn into a secret plot by none other than Petra Morganstern herself to assume the role of the Crimson Thread in its original, doomed dimension, thus resetting our own. But can James allow Petra, his long unrequited love, to leave his reality forever, no matter the cost?
Part #1 of "Crimson Black" series by C C Morgen
Nothing is more bittersweet as the love that turns to betrayal in this Dark Fantasy Romance. A Harpy Princess and the Ocean Goddess, fall into a forbidden love while living in the kingdom of the Harpy’s. The story tells of their struggle to find happiness and freedom. One tries to escape her fate of becoming a bride, the other is forced to transition into Harpy to become the next queen of the three clans. They both learn the hard way that a happily ever after is far beyond reach in this game of hearts. Darkness is not born, it’s a curse for the one who’s consumed by a broken heart in the first installment of the Crimson Black Series.
A young college student is framed by his boss for malfunctioning microchips; a field he specializes in. He soon finds out the secret motive behind the curtain and works to not only bring the people responsible to justice, but also win the girl of his dreams.Have you ever had a roller coaster type of day, where you finally hack into the network of the large corporation in order to meet the cute security lady, however on the way back from finally not getting arrested, you find out your boss is trying to frame you for putting faulty microchips into 185 patients at the DMC, just as your depression meds are wearing off? This is the first five pages. It only gets stranger from here. Including guest appearances by Geoffrey Fieger (please don't tell him.)
Part #1 of "Crimson Shadow" series by R. A. Salvatore
For 20 years Eriador has suffered under the evil power of the Wizard King Greensparrow. Luthien Bedwyr is too young and privileged to truly understand the situation--until the night a close friend is murdered by the king's thugs. In anger, Luthien flees home, teaming up with Oliver deBurrows and the wizard Brind 'Amour in a rebellion against the overlords.
October, 2042 An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm—few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved. Jack Mitchel, a thirty-two-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the West Coast, isn’t one of those winners. Still, there might be a way for him to survive Astraea: a slim chance, requiring a radical leap of faith. Through a connection at Osmark Technologies, Jack’s acquired a NexGenVR capsule and with it, a one-way ticket to the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Taking that leap of faith, though, means permanently trapping his mind in the game, killing his body in the process. Worse, one in six die during the transition, and even if Jack beats the odds, he’ll have to navigate a fantastical world filled with vicious monsters, domineering AIs, and cutthroat players. And when Jack stumbles upon a secret conspiracy to sell off virtual real estate to the ultrawealthy—transforming V.G.O. into a new feudal dark age—the deadly creatures inhabiting Viridian Gate’s expansive dungeons will be the least of his concerns. If Jack can’t game the system, he’s going to be trading in a quick death for a long, brutal one …
Part #3 of "Crimson Nights" series by V L Moon
When Rome trembles and the bowels of Hell spew forth its spawn, the wolves and the rogue Nephilim join forces with Malachi Denali and his vampires to fight against evil and tip the scales in favor of the just. (Book Three of the Crimson Nights Saga.)
“Ayos: The Heir with the Crimson Eyes” tells of how a seemingly ordinary boy learns about his extraordinary destiny.Despite how young he is, Jin regards life with much disinterest. Jin feels that there must be more to it. It seems that an ordinary life is all that Jin can look forward to, until he meets a mysterious man named Khronus and learns that he is not an ordinary person.“Ayos: The Heir with the Crimson Eyes” tells of how a seemingly ordinary boy learns about his extraordinary destiny.Despite how young he is, Jin regards life with much disinterest. Jin feels that there must be more to it. It would seem that a jaded life is all that Jin can look forward to, until he meets a mysterious man named Khronus. Khronus wastes no time disclosing Jin’s destiny to him. Jin is an ayos, an individual that has the power to use magick. But in order to activate his powers, Khronus tells Jin that he must leave Earth for Eden. Khronus gives Jin five days to decide whether or not to accept his destiny. Thus begins Jin’s fantastic adventure.
Part #1 of "Crimson Son Universe" series by Russ Linton
The year is 2300. Humanity has survived a devastating war, but will it survive the AI who brought them peace?
The genetic super soldiers are no more - their wars long lost. A singularity rules the planet which knows no equal. Life is perfect. Efficient. Monitored. You can be anything, do anything…in the VR worlds of the Nexus.
For M@ti, that isn't enough. She wants to tear it all down. She wants revenge.
An experiment from birth, M@ti sees the Manhattan Preserve differently than the tens of millions who inhabit the city. With her eyes to the stars instead of hidden behind VR gear, she uncovers their caretaker's secret plans for galactic expansion.
But when a deadly hunter finds out she's hacked the networks, M@ti's forced to leave her quiet life behind. She must decide if her unique skills are a curse or a blessing and choose sides in a centuries old war which pits hackers against their AI overlords.
Can she cling to her humanity long enough to deliver the world from AI domination? Or will old wounds finally bring humanity to extinction?
Blade Runner meets Ready Player One in this standalone novel which takes place in the far-flung (alternate?) future of the Crimson Son Universe. Join the revolution today!
Part #25 of "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" series by Laurell K. Hamilton
In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder... Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he’s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind’s few strict taboos. Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from...a place that couldn’t be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer. Ireland.
Part #2 of "Crimson Black" series by C C Morgen
The Dark Elf is the second installment of the Crimson Black series, telling the story of Ali. The daughter of the Dark Princess of the Harpy Clan, and the General of the Dark Elves. She struggles between her race as being half Dark Elf and being quarter Demon in this tale of love and tragedy.
Part #1 of "Crimson Nights" series by V L Moon
A pulse of light preceded the gift of life breathed into the coldest and darkest of souls. Bathed in the glow of celestial love and swathed in a blanket of black satin wings nestled a king among kings, a vampire born to destroy the decay threatening to eradicate the race he was destined to save.
An angelic heart torn by yearning, suffering and pain throbbed to the rhythm of the life he created; a life prophesied in the scriptures by the Creator’s own hand. A vow of servitude given in blood sealed the fate of a Seraphim's heart and tied it eternally to the creation he craves, protects…loves.
Ancient treaties are lost and reborn, rising from the ashes as the Nephilim ravage the vampire race. The deviant desire that soared in Malachi Denali's blood threatens to bring Rome to its knees when Malachi's world, his soul and his heart are brutally shattered and torn apart.
Will purity born of an angel's love be enough to calm the savage mind of Malachi Denali? Or will Laziel be doomed to a life of purgatory for loving the life he was gifted to create…
This is not a HEA, or even a HFN....Who knows what will happen to seal their fate...only time will tell. Vampires, angels, demons and wolves together with love, betrayal, sadness and yearning make up the ongoing story that is...
An Ancient Adventure…When Leon begins to have dreams pointing him to the obscure and despondent land of Mordelan, he is reluctant to accept it. But when he discovers the answers to his questions, he does what no man has done in the last forty years. He picks up and journeys to Mordelan to save them from their worst enemy – themselves.Paul and Susan Spencer portray a traditional family setting, fully equipped with four children (and growing). After a typical meatloaf dinner, Susan reveals a special secret that not only surprises the family, but shakes her husband to the core. After a strange turn of events, the family isn't as picture-perfect as they let off.
Going undercover to catch johns soliciting prostitutes, Office Sasha Cole is walking through an alley with her first when he takes things into his own hands and take here then and there – tossing a few bills in her pretty face before leaving. But her troubles were only getting started. When she saw a well-dressed black man enter from the other end, she knew things were about to go south.
Alexander Valtam, known to some as Crimson Overcoat, is assaulted by a Yeti in the local Wal Mart while on a routine shipping trip. This leads him on a chase across dimensions in a race to rescue captives from the horrid Yeti King.Using current day electronic "tech support" Jubilee is undeterred in her mission to rescue kids' pets. As the only child of a hard working mother, she is quite aware that although uncomfortable in not being totally honest with her mother ("it's never good to tell a lie--you just end up telling more lies"), she also doesn't want to worry her mother, and so she manages her business without her mother's awareness. Jubilee's ability to fly to far away places on a long weekend overnight (at least that's what she tells her mother), allows her to rescue pets far from her home. Jubilee Kincaid mysteries are written using alliteration, meaning that the same letter is used in a string of words. This is a playful device to engage the struggling reader, or to help increase vocabulary, or to just plain make words an addictive process that we all enjoy. Jubilee also gives the reader a greater understanding of geography and cultures. Watch for Jubilee's next story as she reports on a Pesky, Partying Parrot in Perth.
From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood.
Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor fisherman who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao's prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.
Together, the two travel across the continent, finding themselves in the presence of greatness in the forms of the Great Forest's Empress Jade and Commander Wei. They journey with Wei, getting tangled in the webs of war, blood magic, and romance along the way. Will Lan and Bao being to break the spell that's been placed upon them? Or will they be doomed...
A drop of crimson blood on a tattered black rose was all she has left of him--the guy that she loved.Rayne remembers her days with the boy that stole her heart. Jay was the love of her young life. Future plans arose, love bloomed, time spent made their connect unique. Until the day it all came crashing down.What happened to the love that they had?Take a trip of wrath and remembrance with Rayne.A drop of crimson blood on a tattered black rose was all she has left of him--the guy that she loved.Rayne remembers her days with the boy that stole her heart. Jay was the love of her young life. Future plans arose, love bloomed, time spent made their connect unique. Until the day it all came crashing down.What happened to the love that they had?Take a trip of wrath and remembrance with Rayne.A short story by C. Desert Rose of All Authors Publishing House.To connect with C. Desert Rose visit her website at: https://cdesertrose.comOr on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/cdesertroseOr on Twitter at: @CDesertRose
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In the center of the “big top,” which sheltered the mammoth three-ring circus, brass horns blared to the rhythmic beat of a huge bass drum. Eight trained elephants, giant actors of the sawdust ring, patiently stood in line, awaiting the command to make way for the tumblers, trapeze performers, bareback riders and the queen of the circus.
Alexander Valtam aka Crimson Overcoat, former superhero and current magician's lab assistant, is hired by Santa's elves to mediate a labor dispute at the North Pole. Steampunk science-heroes clash with holiday fantasy in this action packed adventure.Cora discovers her father is in trouble… and the only person who can help her is the enemy’s son, Nick Holloway.Her father couldn’t have stolen a million dollars, so how is he going to replace it? In one week?Nick is ordered to take Cora out into the wilderness to a remote cabin to keep her father in line. He claims he wants to help Cora and says he’s deceiving the Hollways to keep her safe…but what if he’s playing both sides? He could be using her attraction to him against her. Cora can’t allow herself to trust Nick, no matter how sexy he is.Nick isn’t the only one offering to help. Alexander Pierce could scare the devil but he can also track down anyone in a day. He warns Cora that if she wants to find her father alive, he’s the way. Is it possible both Nick and Alexander have secret feelings for her? With her dad's life on the line, she might have to play her own little game.Soon she’s running from her feelings for Nick, running from creepy Alexander and the rest of the Holloways, and trying to find her father somewhere in the city of Eugene. To make matters worse, everyone thinks she has access to the missing money.The clock is ticking…***Teaser:This could be dangerous. She broke away from Nick’s intense look and scanned the trees around them. “We’re not safe here.”“These mountains are huge. It’d take a miracle to find us.” He ran his finger down her jaw line and backtracked to trace just under her lip. “I’m certain they headed back by now, thinking they’re behind us or missed us.”While speaking, he looked into her eyes like she was the only thing in the universe. His brown eyes reflected the greens and blues around them while showing a wild display of primal desire and promise. She saw it coming this time, but didn’t swim away. Their lips met in urgency and picked up where they had left off before.She felt lost, and there wasn’t anything but Nick, his arms around her, his hands melding to the curves of her body, his kiss awakening her feminine side. His hands ran down her hips and shock waves washed through her. For several blissful minutes, she didn’t have a care in the world. She only wanted more and more of him.Then, she remembered her dad. The money. Alexander.
Part #3 of "Crimson Black" series by C C Morgen
The DARKNESS smiles upon these hands stained by the blood of masses, Taken by my own malevolence. The people I’ve SLAIN can never wash away. My childhood innocence fallen into the eternal abyss, UNREDEEMABLE by the radiance, And the love that once filled its existence in my long-forsaken life. While this feeling of BETRAYAL my mother endured during her rebirth, Only she knows the void swelling inside me. The ANGUISH that throbs as it stretches its roots far in the depths of my soul. While I gaze upon these palms, at these fingers that easily gripped countless lives and ENDED them. We both know... These hands... These crimson stains shall never be UNDONE…
A ruthless queen. An ancient god. One brave girl and an impossible choice.For over a thousand years, Queen Servilia has ruled the world of Illium. Using magical red dust mined from the earth, she has enslaved her subjects, enforcing uniformity and sameness to maintain her absolute power. But in Village Twenty-One, wild magic is growing. Fen, a young girl whose hand has been cut off as punishment for theft, wakes one morning to discover that her hair has gone crimson: a sign that she has been invested with magic of her own, and is a threat to Servilia's reign. For Fen, this is a death sentence.When her village is burned to the ground and her sister captured, Fen must make an impossible choice. Will she risk unleashing the most feared magical entity of all time—an ancient god who could overthrow Servilia, but whose power may be even more terrifying—in order to save the only family she has left?
On the day Alice broke up with Edmond, she bumped into an eccentric yet extremely gorgeous boy on the street. He claimed his name was Len. Things seemed to have got better after meeting him. And then, things started to aggravate…With each passing day, Alice got more attracted to him. Still, everything about him remained a mystery. He refused to reveal things about his family and home.........On the day Alice broke up with Edmond, she bumped into an eccentric yet extremely gorgeous boy on the street. He claimed his name was Len. Things seemed to have got better after meeting him. And then, things started to aggravate…With each passing day, Alice got more attracted to him. Still, everything about him remained a mystery. He refused to reveal things about his family and home. And his incredible abilities and inhuman beauty began to frighten Alice. With the recent peculiar happenings around the neighborhood and the sudden disappearance of Len, Alice was determined to find out the truth. About this mysterious boy who comforted her when she was at the bottom of life. About this unpromising love which she might not afford to risk. And most importantly, about her own feelings. Yet, all she was about to learn was beyond what she called for. And the truth just seemed to drag her deeper and deeper down the hole she was already falling in.
Part #3 of "Crimson Shadow" series by R. A. Salvatore
In The Sword of Bedwyr, young Luthien Bedwyr rebelled against the crushing rule of King Greensparrow and his cruel wizard-lords. To save his once proud land of Eriador, Luthien was given a magical cape that renders its wearer invisible but leaves behind an indelible scarlet silhouette. In Luthien s Gamble, Luthien the Crimson Shadow was successful in bringing Greensparrow and his forces to heel. But now the vile king is back with a vengeance. Using dark and hideous magic, Greensparrow has taken the form of a mammoth dragon and he will not be stopped
Part #1 of "Renegade Angels" series by Sylvia Day
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You...
Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.
Slithers are vicious creatures. Craving flesh and blood, they will stop at nothing until their hunger is satisfied. So when sixteen year old Benjamin King discovers that one has been smuggled onto the train, he's eager to see it, even if it has been drugged into a mindless stupor.But one moment can change everything.Slithers are vicious creatures. Craving flesh and blood, they will stop at nothing until their hunger is satisfied. So when sixteen year old Benjamin King discovers that one has been smuggled onto the train, he's eager to see it, even if it has been drugged into a mindless stupor.But one moment can change everything.Set six years before Niko, Pale and Crimson chronicles how one decision can have far reaching consequences.
Part #11.50 of "Krewe of Hunters" series by Heather Graham
It's a happy time for Sloan Trent and Jane Everett. What could be happier than the event of their wedding? Their Krewe friends will all be there, and the event will take place in a medieval castle transported brick by brick to the New England coast. Everyone is festive and thrilled . . . until the priest turns up dead just hours before the nuptials. Jane and Sloan must find the truth behind the man and the murder—the secrets of the living and the dead—before they find themselves bound for eternity—not in wedded bliss but in the darkness of an historical wrong and their own brutal deaths.
Part #5 of "Painting the Mists" series by Patrick Laplante
A shadow has fallen on the Song Kingdom. Its ancient luster has dulled, and what was once a golden land has been corrupted beyond redemption. The king is dying, and no one can determine the origin of his ailment. In Songjing City, a fierce battle for succession is escalating. Wang Jun and Cha Ming wage an economic war to support Prince Lei. As Cha Ming fights with staff and sigil in the light, Wang Jun must dance with daggers in the dark. Meanwhile, Feng Ming is stranded in the capital. Not satisfied with being pulled out of the battlefield, he aims to sow as much chaos as possible. While everyone is concerned with the present, Gong Lan delves into the past. She must learn the truth behind the chaos in Songjing and unfetter the chains that bind its destiny. But the road is long and red, tainted with corrupted crimson.
Part #3 of "Crimson Son" series by Russ Linton
The Crimson Mask has fallen. Spencer and his allies have been scattered across the globe. In the wake of Aurora's final expression of grief, the United States has suffered a massive blackout.
Imprisoned in a country under martial law, Spencer accepts help from the wily and ruthless CEO of Nanomech. He makes a bargain to become what he's always feared and loathed - The Black Beetle.
His father gone, this is not a time for heroes. This is a time for revenge.
Spencer must find a way to deal with the loss and prevent his quest for vengeance from consuming him. New Augments will rise to test his mettle, and one may just save him from himself...
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An entertaining collection of classic western short stories by Rex Beach. The other stories are Rope\'s End, Inocencio, The Wag-Lady, "Man Propose"-The Story of man who wanted to die, Told in the Storm, The Weight of Obligation, The Stampede, When the Mail Came in, McGill and The Brand. In the collection, there were stories about survival on the storm at sea and the storm of life. Stories of adventure, sailing and more. Excerpt The Crimson Gardenia. The fellow was laughing loudly; he assumed a tipsy air and lurched against the girl; then, with a quickness that belied his pose, he snatched at her mask and bared her features. She cried out in terror, and with the sound of her voice Mr. Van Dam flew to action. He knew that until six o\'clock disguises were inviolate, and that it was against the strictest of police regulations to unmask a reveler; therefore he yielded to a righteous impulse and struck the man in the domino squarely upon the jaw. Beneath Roly\'s rounded proportions was a deceptive machinery of bone and muscle that had been schooled by the most expensive instructors of boxing. He had known how to hit cleanly since he was twelve years old, and although he had never struck a man in anger until this moment, his fist went true.
Part #6.50 of "Vampire Girl" series by Karpov Kinrade
Set in Karpov Kinrade's USA Today bestselling Vampire Girl universe, comes a standalone story that will leave you wanting more. * * * A thirst like I’ve never before experienced wakes me from a deep sleep full of vaguely haunting dreams. When I peel my eyes open enough to take stock of where I am, I realize three things at once: I’m in a bed not my own, there is a stranger’s arm draped around me, and… we are both naked. Oh, and there's a brand new wedding ring on my left index finger. This is how my day starts. In a Las Vegas hotel room, married to a stranger I don't remember meeting. So cliche, right? What's worse is that I'm a highly respected librarian in Las Vegas, not some drunken tourist. That would all be bad enough... until I find out the worst part. I've been turned into a vampire, and some other really evil vampires want me dead. I guess the honeymoon will have to wait. If we even stay married. First, though, we have to stay alive. * * * Read all the books in the Vampire Girl Universe Vampire Girl Vampire Girl 2: Midnight Star Vampire Girl 3: Silver Flame Vampire Girl 4: Moonlight Prince Vampire Girl 5: First Hunter Vampire Girl 6: Unseen Lord Vampire Girl: Copper Snare Vampire Librarian Vampire Girl: Crimson Cocktail Vampire Girl: Christmas Cognac Of Dreams and Dragons: A standalone fantasy
Frederick Merrick White (1859-1935) wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name "Fred M. White" including the six \'Doom of London\' science-fiction stories, in which various catastrophes beset London. These include The Four Days\' Night (1903), in which London is beset by a massive killer smog; The Dust of Death (1903), in which diphtheria infects the city, spreading from refuse tips and sewers; and The Four White Days (1903), in which a sudden and deep winter paralyses the city under snow and ice. These six stories all first appeared in Pearson\'s Magazine, and were illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Part #2 of "Crimson Shadow" series by R. A. Salvatore
In this sequel to The Sword of Bedwyr, the Crimson Shadow must rouse the peasants and fierce tribes of Eriador to fight the demonic Wizard-King Greensparrow's bloodthirsty warriors and save their beloved city of Caer MacDonald.
Part #2 of "Crimson Son" series by Russ Linton
All Spencer really wanted was a normal life. College. A job. Maybe a research fellowship which culminated in freeing his mother from the psychic snow globe where he last saw her...
Then again, "normal" might be too much to ask for the powerless son of the world's most dangerous Augment.
Spencer is soon sucked back into his father's world of weaponized superhumans. Augments long forgotten have emerged from their former prison with their powers amplified. While Spencer and his team race to contain the threats, a digital cabal weaves a vision of the future as infectious as the computerized plague set to deliver it.
The Avengers meets Mr. Robot in this thrilling superhero universe. Advance readers have called the plot "scary brilliant and hopefully just fantasy". But will it become Spencer's new reality? Buy your copy today and find out!
Beware the calm before the storm... After eradicating the obstacles between them, Emma Johnson and Caleb Blackney are ready to embrace their future. Unfortunately, after only one night together, they get word that Caleb's sister, Sammie, has gone missing. The search for Sammie reveals plans far more sinister than they ever could have imagined; someone is trying to tear them apart. Emma and Caleb must face their fears, confront their enemies, and unite their families to stand against an evil that won't stop until vengeance is served.
A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"
The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold."
Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns — with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious....
When invasion looms... Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir. But the threats are closer to home...In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers will lead Adamat on a darker journey. Who will lead the charge?Tamas's generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army.In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN is the epic sequel to Brian McClellan's Promise of Blood.**
Review"This swirling sequel to Promise of Blood draws the reader deep into political intrigue and military matters in a gun-powder-sprinkled fantasy world."—Publishers Weekly on *The Crimson Campaign* "Promise of Blood is a hugely promising debut. Guns, swords, and magic together? What more could you want? How about tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes, and cool, cool magic? Not only the finest flintlock fantasy I've read, but also the most fun. Brian McClellan is the real thing."—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author on *Promise of Blood* "This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast."—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author on *Promise of Blood * "Impressively distinctive and pungent, with solid plotting and exceptional action sequences."—Kirkus on *Crimson Campaign* "Brian McClellan is an explosive powder keg of imagination with an expertly-plotted fuse. The stories he tells are the stories we'll be reading for years to come."—Sam Sykes on *Promise of Blood* "The world of the privileged sorcerers and the strange abilities of the powder mages who can manipulate gunpowder are just as well drawn in this captivating universe."—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) on *Promise of Blood* "McClellan's debut packs some serious heat.... A thoroughly satisfying yarn that should keep readers waiting impatiently for further installments."—Kirkus (Starred Review) on *Promise of Blood* "Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination. Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages."—Peter V. Brett "I love the world Brian McClellan builds, Powder Mages with flintlock pistols against white-gloved Privileged for the fate of a nation and more. Promise of Blood feels like the start of something amazing."—Django Wexler
About the AuthorBrian McClellan is an avid reader of fantasy and a former student of Brandon Sanderson. When he is not writing, he loves baking, making jam from fruit grown in northeast OH, and playing video games. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife. Find out more about Brian McClellan at www.brianmcclellan.com.
Meet Ethan Cristescu, vampire and owner of the Crimson night club.
Ethan enjoys the good things in life, the company of beautiful women and a sip of blood every now and again. Little does he know everything is going to change in his perfectly ordered world when a frightened woman who smells of sunshine walks into his club. This woman is nothing like those Ethan normally admires, yet when her big blue eyes latch onto his he is suddenly enthralled and determined to discover what she is. How can she smell like the sun? And how is she able to withstand his powers of compulsion?
Crimson is a novella of The Ultimate Power Series, telling Ethan's tale of the night he first met Tegan and how inviting her into his life would inevitably alter it.
Part #67 of "Atlan And Arkon" series by Perry Rhodan
THE HORDES OF DRUUFON!
They constitute a clear and present danger on distant Grautier, the Solar Empire's forward base 6562 light-years from the homeworld, Earth. Grautier is in a state of alarm as the Terran Spacefleet prepares to engage in battle with the enemy Druufs. Out around Grautier a unique phenomenon is occurring: two time-planes are beginning to stabilize–the Einstein continuum that includes our own Earth and that other continuum of the menacing alien universe of the Druufs. The ferocious foe is not unknown to Atlan for he fought them 10,000 years ago in his youth and is wary of them now. He warns Perry Rhodan of the peril they portend and his friend heeds the warning and develops an audacious plan. Little as the peacelord likes it, a blood-red haze of battle is about to explode in... THE CRIMSON UNIVERSE!
Tharizdun, the Chanied God, has released the Voidharrow--a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss--into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague!
When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen.
When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever.
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With her father dead and her brother missing in the crusades, Lady Evelyn finds herself in the clutches of the notorious Lord Tibald. But while she should be concentrating on spurning the advances of the lord, Evelyn fights a growing attraction to the enigmatic and brooding Gabriel, Tibald's darkly unnerving right-hand man.
As she becomes aware of Gabriel's merciless nature, she struggles to reconcile herself with the consuming nature of their bond, while trying to understand the two sides of the conflicting man. All the while, Lord Tibald plots to get his hands on Evelyn's lands...and her.
She wanted out.
She wanted a new life.
She wanted a trophy worthy of a master thief.
She wanted to find the source of the treasured crimson gold.
She wanted to face an undead emperor on his home ground and live to tell the tale.
Careful what you wish for.
The Crimson Gold is the third title in this ongoing Forgotten Realms series focusing specifically on the shadowed life of the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone adventure, allowing readers an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
Love, desire, and secrets—a trail littered with murder and the choice one vampire will have to make that will seal her fate or set her free...Spokane County Medical Examiner Riah Preston has a job to do and a secret to keep. Riah is a vampire and she's on a mission to discover a cure for the very thing that has kept her a prisoner of darkness for over five hundred years. With the help of Moses Lake Coroner Ivy Hernandez and genetic scientist Adriana James, they are on the verge of a breakthrough. When victims of a rogue vampire begin to show up along the I-90 corridor, things get complicated. The appearance of vampire hunter Colin Jamison complicates the situation even further. Will they be strong enough to stop this vampire killer cutting a wide path of death and destruction? Or will the secrets Riah holds in her heart destroy them all?
Shadows of the Gods (Book Two)
Revenge of the Ancients (Book Three) Also By Jay Allan The Far Stars Series Shadow of Empire
Enemy in the Dark
Funeral Games Coming April 2016:
Blackhawk (A Far Stars Prequel Novel) Crimson Worlds Series Marines (Crimson Worlds I)
The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds II)
A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III)
The First Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV)
The Line Must Hold (Crimson Worlds V)
To Hell’s Heart (Crimson Worlds VI)
The Shadow Legions (Crimson Worlds VII)
Even Legends Die (Crimson Worlds VIII)
The Fall (Crimson Worlds IX)
Crimson Worlds War Stories (Crimson Worlds Prequels) Crimson Worlds Successors Series MERCS (Successors I)
The Prisoner of Eldaron (Successors II)
The Black Flag (Successors III - Coming 2016) Portal Wars Series Gehenna Dawn (Portal Wars I)
The Ten Thousand (Portal Wars II)
Homefront (Portal Wars III) Pendragon Chronicles The Dragon’s Banner (Pendragon Chronicles I) **
Series Prequel - St. Charles at Dusk
Book 0.5 - Beyond Dusk: Anne (novelette)
Book 1 - The Storm and the Darkness
Book 1.5 - Beyond Darkness: Shattered (novella)
Book 2 - The Illusions of Eventide
Book 2.5 - Beyond Eventide: Bound (novella)
Books 3 and Beyond: TBA Surrender, a Crimson & Clover short story, can also be found in the All Our Love collection, by Novel Grounds.**
About the AuthorSarah Cradit currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, and and continues to write additional stories for the House of Crimson and Clover series. You can visit her blog at: sarahcradit.wordpress.com
Part #2 of "Vampires of Crimson Bay" series by Kristin Miller
About the AuthorKristin Miller is the author of the Vampires of Crimson Bay series, a paranormal series featuring a blood war between vampires and shape-shifters, from Avon Impulse. She lives in Northern California with her family.
A man stood on a streetcorner with a crimson hatbox in his hand. An archbishop approached him and asked what was in the box."Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann's pete," is the enigmatic reply. From this simple encounter stems the trial of the century. The crimson box does indeed hold the skull of a long-dead Chinaman (or is it?), and the man did break into D.A. Vann's safe (or did he?) One thing is certain: a man died when the safe was cracked, and now somebody has to pay.And it just may be the man's lawyer, Elsa Moffit, attorney-at-law with no cases under her belt — yet!
The stunning conclusion to S. E. Grove's New York Times–bestselling Mapmakers trilogy—a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman!
It is late August 1892, and Sophia Tims is coming home from a foreign Age, having risked her life in search of her missing parents. Now she is aboard ship, with a hard-earned, cryptic map that may help her find them at long last.
But her homecoming is anything but peaceful. Threatening clouds hang over New Orleans harbor. Sinkholes have been opening in Boston, swallowing parts of the city whole. Rogue weirwinds tear up the Baldlands. Worst of all, New Occident is at war, led by a prime minister who will do anything to expand the country westward. He has blackmailed Sophia's beloved uncle Shadrack into drawing the battle maps that will lead countless men and boys—including Sophia's best friend, Theo—to their deaths.
As Sophia puzzles out her next move, Shadrack is peeling back...
Falcon Quinn survived the first term at the Academy for Monsters along with his monstrous friends Max, Pearl, Mortia, and the rest. He has finally discovered his monster nature and is working hard to embrace it. But what does it mean to be an Angel, exactly? Having wings is great, when Falcon can remember to use them, but with parents who are the leaders of two warring groups—the monsters and the guardians—Falcon still feels torn in half.When his monster friends begin to doubt his loyalty to the monster world and his only option is flight to Guardian Island, where his mother rules and he is a prince, he'll see the guardians as well as his monster friends in a whole new light. He will also have to decide if Jonny Frankenstein can be trusted and find a way to save his friend Megan from her imprisonment on Guardian Island, not to mention find a way to stop the monsters and guardians from fighting, once and for all.Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan...
Over the years, rancher Luke Lilavelt built his Window Sash brand from a podunk operation into a full-fledged cattle empire. But he didn't do it through hard work. He added to his holdings through bloody methods only marginally within the law. And most of those methods were carried out by Dave Wall, Lilavelt's troubleshooter. The work hurt Wall's reputation considerably. But Wall knew it wouldn't hurt as much as Lilavelt revealing the secrets he's holding about his brother-in-law's checkered past. So Wall keeps doing the miserly coward's dirty work. But when he's finally had enough and refuses to be Lilavelt's strongarm any longer, Lilavelt makes good on his threat to reveal the secrets, forcing Wall to find a way to stop Lilavelt's plans, or see his brother-in-law end up in prison—or worse.
Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato’s in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend Bradley has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker nonna who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an eighteenth-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another...
Crimson Heat Jan Springer Vampira, Book Four Vampire Lisbeth Crowe has done her best to put her past as Satin, the Queen’s favorite blood slave, behind her—even if it has meant leaving three delicious, devoted lovers behind. Escaping Russia and the Crimson Clan and becoming an American entrepreneur has helped—as has joining the powerful, all-female Vampira coven, which prohibits its members from becoming sexually involved with men. But when Lisbeth models in a charity fashion show as a favor to a friend, one of the Queen’s evil minions sees her—and begins scheming to return her to the wicked monarch. Jaymes, Tristan and Luca have longed for their beloved Satin for decades—and after hearing of her whereabouts, rush to reach her before the Queen’s henchmen can. Racing against time, they track her to a desolate hideaway, resuming their long-denied love affair and determined to fight to the death if necessary to keep it. Inside Scoop: Satin’s red-hot encounters include a bit of bondage and multiple sizzling m/f/m/m ménages (lucky girl!). A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Part #3 of "Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist" series by Lynda Hilburn
When you play with fire you’re bound to get burned, but sixteen-year-old Tristan Young must fight fire with fire if she expects to survive in a town infested with witches and their enemies.
Sheltered but mouthy teen Tristan of small town Echo Oregon can’t remember the horrific incident that nearly took her life only two short weeks ago. Private school dreamboat Kane Evans can help her regain her memory while stealing her heart, but he’s hiding his own dark secret. A fire-wielding witch, he may have sparked the very incident that changed her life forever. Eager in her quest to know the truth about that ill-fated day and reluctant to get over the loss of her best friend, whose death was meant as a warning to the Evan’s family, it only draws her closer to Kane and ultimately closer to the answers that she seeks. She’s given only one rule after discovering Kane’s true identity: don’t tell a soul. But can she keep his secret?
(Over 800,000 Crimson Worlds Book Sold) Red Team Alpha. An elite military unit. Twenty highly-trained veteran warriors, Mars’ best. They are ready to face whatever dangers threaten the Confederation. They are capable, dedicated, armed with the best technology Mars has to offer. And they don’t exist, at least not officially. Now the team will be called upon to face its greatest test. On a planet in a newly-discovered system there is a mysterious wreck, the remains of an ancient ship. The discovery is a momentous one, first contact and proof that mankind is not alone in the universe. It is a job for the Team, but even these crack soldiers will be tested to the limit of their abilities as they uncover the dark horror within, a technological nightmare that threatens the very future of humanity. The soldiers of Alpha will fight, ignoring the odds as usual, but this time they will be caught between two enemies. For they are not the only ones who know about the ruins. Even now, the notorious Gavin Stark and his Alliance Intelligence forces are on the move, seeking to seize the ancient vessel and the priceless technology within for their own purposes. And they are ready to do whatever is necessary to gain the priceless ship…including wiping out Red Team Alpha completely. The Crimson Worlds Series (Reading Order) Book 1: Marines
Book 2: The Cost of Victory
Book 3: A Little Rebellion
Book 4: The First Imperium
Book 5: The Line Must Hold
Book 6: To Hell’s Heart
Book 7: The Shadow Legions
Book 8: Even Legends Die
Book 9: The Fall Standalone, Can be Read at Any Point:
Crimson Worlds War Stories (Crimson Worlds Prequels)
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From the AuthorAlso by Jay Allan
The Crimson Worlds Series
Book 1: Marines
Book 2: The Cost of Victory
Book 3: A Little Rebellion
Book 4: The First Imperium
Book 5: The Line Must Hold
Book 6: To Hell's Heart
Book 7: The Shadow Legions
Book 8: Even Legends Die
Book 9: The Fall
Crimson Worlds War Stories (Crimson Worlds Prequels)
Red Team Alpha (A Crimson Worlds Adventure)
Blood on the StarsSeries
Book 1: Duel inthe Dark
Book 2: Call to Arms (Coming January 27,2017) The Far Stars Series
Book 1: Shadow of Empire
Book 2: Enemy in the Dark
Book 3: Funeral Games
Far Stars Legends Series
Book 1: Blackhawk
Book 2: The Wolf's Claw (Coming 2017)
Crimson Worlds Successors Series
Book 1: MERCS
Book 2: The Prisoner of Eldaron
Book 3: The Black Flag (Coming 2017)
Crimson Worlds Refugees Series
Book 1: Into the Darkness
Book 2: Shadows of the Gods
Book 3: Revenge of the Ancients
Book 4: Winds of Vengeance
Book 5: Storm of Vengeance (Coming 2017)
Portal Wars Series
Book 1: Gehenna Dawn
Book 2: The Ten Thousand
Book 3: Homefront
Book 1: The Dragon's Banner
The year is 1958, and the two superpowers of the world—the Soviet Union and United States of America—are entrenched in a Cold War. For Captain Mikhail Kirov of the Soviet Fourth Army, war is a way of life. Having served in the Hungarian Revolution and now stationed in Zossen-Wünsdorf, Germany, he lives a simple life in a military-owned house south of Berlin, well-regarded by those above and beneath him. But for Mikhail, everything is about to change. America has used nuclear weapons to bring down an unidentified aircraft. The President of the United States is requesting Soviet assistance. The word extraterrestrials surfaces. Based on the Xenonauts video game by Goldhawk Interactive, Crimson Dagger puts the reader on the front line of an event with world-shaping consequences. Never before has the line between ally and enemy been so blurred. Never before has an operation put so much at stake. The fate of the world rests in the hands of a team of sworn enemies. Can Mikhail unite them as one?
Benjamin January is forced to travel to Haiti to seek his family's lost treasure, in order to save everything he holds dear
When Jefferson Vitrack – the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife - turns up on January's doorstep in the summer of 1838 claiming he has discovered a clue to the whereabouts of the family's lost treasure, January has no hesitation about refusing to help look for it. For the treasure lies in Haiti, the island that was once France's most profitable colony – until the blood-chilling repression practiced there by the whites upon their slaves triggered a savage rebellion. The world's only Black Republic still looks with murderous mistrust upon any strangers who might set foot there, and January is in no hurry to go.
But when Vitrack is murdered, and attempts are made on January's wife and himself, he understands that he has no choice. He must seek the treasure himself, to draw the unknown killers into the open, a...