You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at-risk youth.
Clarissa Lawrence lives in a world of talking unicorns, djinn who grant wishes, and sirens who seduce with their voice. But not all magic is rainbows and sunshine. Magic comes with a price.
It was bad enough when the Raven Queen wanted to snatch Clarissa and use her for her unique magical powers. Now that Clarissa has been drained of magic, the Raven Court should have lost interest in her. Yet, not only do they persist, but Clarissa has attracted the attention of other Fae houses.
Clarissa needs to regain her powers to protect herself and her students. When assistance comes in the form of a handsome Fae prince of the Silver Court, Clarissa doesn't know if the favor is a blessing or a curse.
If she accepts help from a Fae enemy to solve her problems, she might lose her soul in the process. If she doesn't, Clarissa and her students might end up dead.
Jules Rammis, intrepid astrobiologist and telepath, receives a desperate call from his buddy Huff, a marsupial denizen of planet Kresthaven.
He's hiding from the fanatical religious crusaders whose leader, Lord Aburra, will use any means to gain control of Huff's people in the frozen north of the planet. Jules and his team arrive and search for Huff, but instead encounter an alliance of bizarre sea and land aliens waging a fierce civil war against Lord Aburra's forces.
Jules, ever the honorable hero, convinces the team to help overthrow Lord Aburra. But as the conflict rages, Jules wonders if he's dragged his team into a no-win situation that could result in the death of them all.
This is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read other books in the series.
A series of professional disasters force Anil Patel (24, single and luckless) to swallow his pride and join the family business.
But this is not the usual sort of family business. Not only is murder casually dropped into the job description, but our hero continually finds himself in situations that would have lesser men running for an easier line of work. Putting out oil rig fires springs to mind. So driven by financial necessity and the institutional lunacy of a multinational corporation he leaves his home in Manchester and embarks on a trip to India, a return to his roots that will change his life forever.
But there is more to life than business. Anil is also driven by the love of a girl. A love that, as is so often the case, grows stronger with each day of enforced absence.
The Fourth Quadrant tells of a road trip in which the outer limits of love, stress, and companion animal welfare are seen through the shimmering heat of the roadways of Rajasthan. The results are hilarious.
A penniless English lord, an inheritance up for grabs, and a beautiful beekeeper get into a hornet's nest of trouble in this classic romantic comedy.
Bill Chalmers may hold the title of Lord Dawlish, but he's too broke to marry his fiancée, who insists he become rich before they wed. So he heads to New York to make his fortune -- only to have someone else's dropped in his lap. It seems an American millionaire whom Bill once helped with golf has left him his entire fortune. What's even stranger, the man's own niece, Elizabeth, was left out of the will entirely.
Bill offers to split the inheritance with Elizabeth and is surprised when she refuses. But he's even more surprised when he meets her face-to-face on Long Island. The charming beekeeper is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. And while Elizabeth is incensed at the presumptuous Lord Dawlish, she warms to Bill Chalmers like bees to honey. So begins a madcap comedy of manners and mistaken identity, in which Bill's ...
Cincinnati becomes a slaughter zone moments after self-help book editor Evan Moorehouse gets dumped by his girlfriend. Trapped in a city teeming with unknown creatures resembling sickening collages of the human anatomy, Evan hunkers down for safety at a local bar with a private investigator named Lance Canard.
Together, self-help writer and private dick must scour the city for survivors, attempt to understand why the monsters are here, and ultimately, uncover how to dispose of the beasts that are turning their victims into morbid pieces of gory art.
Read Odd Bodies, a novel that plunges both hands into the grotesque and goes deeper than any novel has spiritually dared. Warning: not for the squeamish.
Two fighting florists. One dead body. Can she catch the real killer before she's planted in jail?
Quincy McKay is ready for a fresh start. Finally free of her good-for-nothing ex, she can't wait to grow her aunt's struggling small-town floral boutique. But her hopes wither and die when her biggest competitor is found dead and she's accused of murder.
Teaming up with her blunt-speaking elderly friend, and a dreamy cop, Quincy desperately digs for clues to prove she didn't do it. But her mother's gossip network and the return of her crazy ex threaten to blight her investigation.
Can Quincy unearth the culprit, or will she be buried along with her business?
The Final Arrangement is the first book in the charming Flower Shop cozy mystery series. If you like quirky characters, bizarre cases, and a light sprinkling of romance, then you'll love Annie Adams' freshly picked tale.
Buy The Final Arrangement to weed out a murderer today!
Murder, She Floats is the first book in an adventurous new cozy mystery series revolving around a traveling investigator from Bohemian Lake who loves to rock the boat. If you're looking for a hilarious hot-headed heroine, a kitschy close-knit beach community, and a mystery to solve, then one-click this book and let Penny dig up your funny bone.
Journalist Penelope Trubble arrives in Bohemian Lake to help her dad with an assignment, but soon finds herself in troubled waters as she's caught up in a treasure hunt! Can she unearth the million-dollar coin or perhaps just the age-old secret that's attached to it?
It's Labor Day Weekend, and with a contest prize of $10,000 on the line, the small town is more crowded than usual. And it's not just the usual beach-goers, who come to roast marshmallows by a cozy campfire. Oh no, it would seem somebody's lit a fire under the town's butt and everyone is on the hunt for a planted replica of the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that, according to ...
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For a community of British ex-pats settled in the rural Akrotiri region of Crete, living the dream is what it's all about. Life should be like a holiday - pure sun, sea and sand with a bit of work thrown in for good measure.
But for newcomers Ed and Lauren and their two small children, the dream takes a sour turn when their paths cross with devious property dealer Jeremy and his frosty girlfriend Susannah. And they're not the only ones who begin to question whether a life in the sun is all it's cracked up to be...
Becoming a travel rep in Crete is the best decision Georgie has ever made - especially when she starts a steamy affair with her landlord. However, when she bumps into an old adversary, she can't resist a spot of sweet revenge and things soon start to get out of hand.
Meanwhile, restaurant owners Becky and Yiannis are finding their love-struck teenaged daughter Sophia too much to handle. And their good friend, lonely artist Stafford, ...
On May 20th, 1927, a momentous event occurred in aviation history. A young, brave man, attempted to fly a dangerous flight that would break all known records at that time. If he succeeded, he would become world famous and a legend... that man was Charles Ginsberg. Instead, he flew four zany entertainers from New York to Burbank... or so he tried. This is the fantastic, tremendous, terrific... okay, let's just say, interesting story of the man who would become known as the Jewish Eagle.
Trying to get the Marx Brothers and Jack Benny to an important audition in Hollywood, Charles attempts the colossal challenge of getting four crazy people cross-country through storms, mountain passes, hallucinations and much more. In giving up his dream to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Charles instead gives some of the greatest entertainers of all time a chance to become famous.
And after all, what is more important, some old scientific achievement, or giving the world the ...
Little did Macolm Johnson know, as he boarded the school bus to 'The Metropolitan Academy of Liverpool' for the first time, that his passage from short to long trousers would be such a traumatic one. On that short scheduled service he was to meet not only 'she who was to become the love of his life' (Roisin, a feisty, flame-haired, girl from the Traveller Encampment) but also his nemesis, Mark Carter (bully extraordinaire).
As Malcolm (or Johno, as he prefers to call himself) negotiates his way through his First Term, he encounters much that is new and even more that is positively scary. There would be friendships to forge, subjects to learn that he'd never even heard of before and even new 'bully avoidance strategies' to put into practise.
October finds his football career blossoming as he breaks into the B Team (albeit as a result of an outbreak of childhood disease in the ranks) and November brings his first entry into the, slightly unreal, world of Showbiz via The Academy's ...
A debut collection that is both tender and unhinged, Boring Story unloads the reader into a landscape strewn with odd occurrences and dead animals -- where a man tangles with the fantastic dissolution of his mother's mind, while a wannabe Anthropologist violates his code of ethics, and in another part of the country a lonely woman photographs dismembered wildlife. Simple and soluble, these stories follow characters as they wander a morbidly kooky world full of small but aberrant beauties.
The Nobody Show is an accident waiting to happen...
Old Castle (population 666... 665... 664) is a town ravaged by unemployment. The magic is gone and the economy is in the gutter, but newest dole statistic, Arthur Lawless, has a dream...
Arthur wants to chase down his childhood dream to build his own circus. He makes it his mission to put on The Greatest Show on Earth - Old Castle's slice of Earth, at least...