The game turns deadly
Maat-su, daughter of the gods. Object of beauty & power brought to Earth to watch over the human race. Lusted after for tens of thousands of years by those who sought to use her for their own dark purposes.
Maat-su, the lapis lazuli skull, created on a world far from our own. Present at the birth of the first great civilisation of Atlantis, rescued at its fall and carried half way across the world to guide the emergence of a second. One whose legacy strikes wonder into hearts even today.
Far in the future, in 2013, Gemma Mason returns home to England after an abortive expedition through the deserts of Arizona in search of the blue obsidian skull, Gal-Athiel. Wanting only to return to her quiet life, Gemma soon realises this is not to be. After a series of murders, break-ins, and a disturbing encounter with a sinister stranger it becomes clear that someone else is looking for the skulls. Someone who is prepared to stop at nothing to get to them ...
Amid the Isle of Skye's silvery waves, a vampire fell in love with a selkie.
Every vampire dreams of finding their destined mate -- the one who brings the beat of life to their undead heart. Nearly two millennia ago, a pure-blood daughter of the Skye vampire bloodline found her soulmate in Rónán, the selkie knight charged with protecting her from all harm.
Rónán had saved Julia's life when she was a child. Instead of being rewarded, he was enslaved by her father. Forced to serve the Skye family against his will, Rónán's only comfort comes in watching over the lord's daughter, whose innocence and sweet nature steals his heart.
Lord Skye has other plans for his only heir, including a politically advantageous pairing, and protecting her pure-blood lineage. Forced into an arranged marriage, Julia struggles to resist her father's plans, but an ancient spell is cast upon her, rendering her helpless to the manipulations of others. As a result, Julia shatters the heart of the ...
While drilling deep for oil in South Africa, Frank Mercer discovers a computer chip embedded in ancient rock. It's the last message of a dying civilization and tells of a toxic interstellar Cloud larger than the sun that engulfs the Earth once every three billion years, destroying all life and restarting evolution with a clean slate.
And now it's back.
With all the resources of a global mega-corporation, Mercer conceives a plan to keep the Cloud a secret, gather a select group of individuals in his private bunker and restart civilization under his control.
Billions will die.
Only the science prodigy Qaara Kapoor stands in his way. She escapes with Jedd, a castoff from the slums, to warn the world and save as many as she can.
On the other side of the world, 14-year-old Luca lives in squalor at a prison for schizophrenic girls born a century after the Japanese nuclear disaster in Fukushima. The radiation gave her a special mutation: the thoughts of others play as voices in her ...
A page-turning debut with countless plot twists and cliffhangers that will keep you guessing. And you'll still be wrong!
Endohumans are not destined for love. It is against the Ancient Rules.
18-year-old Adam Vanolf was raised by his grandfather to be the protector of good against evil. His mission must be kept secret and placed above everything as he tries to fit into society and live a normal teenage life. His loyalty to the mission is tested by his teenage hormones, which could destroy everything his grandfather has been preparing him for his whole 18 years. This could put the entire human race in danger. However, everything he has been raised to believe comes under question when history repeats itself, leaving two teenagers missing and the whole town on edge. Adam is desperate to find his missing schoolmates, but will he be able to handle the revelation behind the kidnappings? Just when he thinks he now knows the truth, his whole world turns upside-down one more time, revealing ...
Join two teenagers, Paris and her best friend Toby as they embark on an epic adventure across a far away land. They encounter many obstacles to try to find The Shadow Chalice and get back home. They will encounter many lovable characters and fierce foes in a fantastical adventure story.
No obscene language.
Being dead was just the beginning.
Following the appearance of an entirely new and horrifying breed of corrupted being, Rom decides that she needs answers. Under the council of an old associate, she returns from her two year search for information about the Queen to seek help from her old friends Kari and Cousins. Together, they decide to seek out answers outside of Oldtown, which leads them far past the Wild and into the mysterious City of the Dead.
What answers await them there? Or will they only uncover more questions?
The adventures of Rom, the young angel of death, continue in the third book of the Chronicles of Aesirium, the YA Steampunk Fantasy "The City of the Dead".
Readjusting the parasol over her shoulder, she looked both directions on the street - a superfluous action driven by years of ingrained habit - and crossed to the other corner.
On this block, the lights were out along her side of the street, casting large gaping shadows across her path. Her eyes ...
THE COMPLETE FAERIE TALE SERIES, BOOKS 1-5
On the outside, Ashen Black seems normal. On the inside, she's far from it.
The problem is that an injury has left a Grand Canyon sized hole in her mind, leaving Ashen oblivious to who, or what, she is.
Enter Knox Stoke. Tall, gorgeous, and one hundred-percent not interested in Ashen's instant affection, Knox is a mystery all on his own; one that Ashen doesn't have time to puzzle out.
Dealing with the consequences of her father's legacy, Ashen rushes to understand why someone wants to hurt her and how she's going to survive an enemy she doesn't remember.
For Chamma Gilbert, spending the summer protecting the man who broke her heart is challenging. Dhay Dalton is tenacious, volatile, and unpredictable, but underneath all of that is the man she fell in love with.
Making matters worse, Dhay is determined to return to Fall River where a horde of Pixies are eager to introduce him to the pointy end of a sword.
To find a resolution ...
Sorcery is a game without rules
Jarrad has little more than a basic grasp of sorcery when he's given a task way beyond his pay grade. And he's tested in more ways than one when he meets up with the beautiful Elwyn, who happens to have a peculiar genetic link to a vixen spirit.
Jarrad is sent to deliver a message of profound importance to the assembly at the Temple of Winds. Unfortunately, he has no idea what the message is, and if that's not bad enough, protecting the beautiful Elwyn from both mischievous spirits and her murderous betrothed turns out to be only the start of a series of challenges he's destined to overcome.
Odd things happen when Jarrad tries sorcery
A new reality awaits him on the other side of the portal. Magic is the key to this bewitching world, but safe passage through the multiverse is tricky, and then there's the problem of Elwyn. What is she up to with the enchanting wolf lord?
Collection of two short stories:
FROTHBOT (Science-Fiction / Politics)
For eight years the government has remained paralysed, unable to cope with spiralling inflation and disintegrating public services. With society on the brink of collapse, a journalist gets the opportunity to interrogate a politician at the centre of it all. He works for the PaPA Department, the mysterious system locked off from public scrutiny, and is the one person she hopes can reveal the truth.
SONS OF YORK (Historical-Fiction / Horror)
13 June 1483. Richard Duke of Gloucester plots within the Tower of London. Will he seize the crown from his nephew, a boy under lock and key? Or will he crown the child and sacrifice his own claim forever? His closest ally is on the edge of betrayal, his court is filled with deceit, and every choice seems riddled with blood.
This is a tale of grandmothers, wolves, witches, woodsmen and a girl with a red cape... But it's not the one you know.
In a land torn first by war, and then by the great shaking of the Earth, heroes and heroines will rise from the most unlikely of places, taking part in a quest to find the Chosen One and stop the red darkness rising beneath the earth from taking over their world. This is a tale of courage and compassion, retribution and revenge, of heroes, magic and what it takes to heal a world and its people.
The Red Riding Hood is part of the Retold of Old series by G. Lawrence
The author's thanks are due to Brian Milton, proof reader of this work and Giusy D'Anna, the cover designer.
The story brings two young boys on a collision course with destiny. Adventure around every corner, character growth around every stone, and no real ending in sight as the story unfolds. Which way will the wind blow to guide the young boys on their quest for the salvation of Stelvose? The quest will submerge you into action packed adventure, love, greed, deception, cowardice, and romance. Begin your adventure, place yourself in the world of Stelvose. Beware the story writes itself...
The book takes place in a small town in Ireland. Every time a rainbow would appear on St. Patrick's Day, a leprechaun would show up. His name is Lucky. He would help the adults clean their cars and mow their lawns. Lucky would also help the kids with their homework and their reading. When a Dragon shows up destroying the town with his fire breath. Lucky knows he must act quickly, before the Dragon compleatly destroys the town.
How far would you go, to go home?
A magical accident strands selfish Prince Eric and his reluctant fiancée on a strange new world. The inhabitants look up to them (literally) as gods and playing along is the easy option.
To Dictator Tarquil, their arrival really is a gift from the gods: just what he needs to cement his power and settle some old scores.
Eric and Tille only want to go home. But they're mere pawns in the hands of ruthless men, in the midst of a brutal war. With the fate of two worlds at stake, even gods would struggle to sort out this mess.
The Mischief of the Goblins
The Princess and her friends come ashore on a black pebble beach. It is the night of Hallow's Eve. The night when ghosts and goblins visit the mortal realm. It is a night that will not be soon forgotten.
"... a brilliantly written fictional story of an unknown world." OnlineBookClub.org
"What a great book... this author brings us a completely different new world, full of adventures, monsters, betrayals, plots and counter-plots, sacrifices, all the good ingredients to make this book an instant success. With characters well developed, it is a very pleasant reading that will keep you entertained for hours." Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos
It has been over a thousand years since the last Realm War, when the angelic seraph and their dragon allies banished the demonic shedom back to the Realm of Darkness. Now a new evil threatens the Middle Realm as a self-proclaimed wizard and a mysterious black knight lead an army of humanoid lizards against the kingdoms of man.
To save her home, Princess Terrwyn will join her twin brother Erec and little sister Taite on a desperate quest to find Dracengard, a mythical place that few believe even exists. They must brave man-eating monsters, ...
Enter, with caution, the fantasy world of William Anthony Shea. A world of deception, intrigue, mind games, and all manner of the weird and not always so wonderful.
In this nail-biting collection of sinister tales and delightful poems, like the characters themselves, one can never be sure where one is being led. Surprises and shocks abound.
So convincing is this compilation of esoteric tales of ghosts, goblins, knights, dragons and other mythological creatures that you are left questioning your own reality.
Sleep soundly tonight if you dare.
Evil has entered Ellestar, royal city of the antlered Cievan people. The life of Adrastea, wilful and attention-starved daughter of the king, is shattered completely when she witnesses the murder of her parents by a scar-faced Human. Wounded and despondent, Adrastea narrowly escapes death herself and finds unexpected refuge and friendship in the remote cottage of a crippled Cievan. Soon the news spreads that Adrastea is wanted for the murder of her parents. Five years later, the scar-faced killer strikes again. This time, however, he is pursued by an accomplished artist of the blade, the fierce Cievan Aleta, who hates Humans and who never smiles. Aleta reluctantly joins forces with Daphne, the humorous Human girl acrobat on her own hunt for scar-face and the bitter Cievan almost learns to smile. Will Daphne, Aleta and a sampling of colorful characters from the world of Orbis succeed in installing Adrastea's brother on the Cievan throne and in restoring the princess to her ...
Traversing back to the ancient Prime Martial World from modern age, Austin finds himself in a younger body as he wakes up. Yet, the young man he possesses was a miserable dimwit, what a bummer! But it doesn't matter as his mind is sound and clear. Possessing this younger and stronger body, he will fight his way to become the God of martial arts, and rule the whole Martial World!
Legend of the Tiger's Throne
(A Digital Short)
A very short tale of the loyalty, honor and sacrifice of a young tiger, the heir to the mystical throne in a fantastical animal kingdom.
Includes excerpts from Ian Alexander's bestselling epic fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS
"It's about blood, survival and money. Mostly yours."
New Yorker Karen Brown is running for her life. She makes a snap decision to flee to Roma Nova - her dead mother's homeland, and last remnant of the Roman Empire in the 21st century. But can Karen tough it out in such an alien culture? And with a crazy killer determined to terminate her for a very personal reason?
Stifled by the protective cocoon of her Roma Novan family, deceived by her new lover, she propels herself into a dangerous mission. But then the killer sets a trap - she must sacrifice herself for another - and she sees no escape.
A thriller laced with romance and coming of age, this is Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage.
"Eve Dallas meets Lindsey Davis's Roman detective Falco meets The Hunger Games."
- B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree
- Shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award
- Finalist in Writing ...
In Book 8, it is Valentine's Day in the Princess's palace. To celebrate the occasion, the Princess Crystal Rose entertains a circle of children with a story. It is a story of love, friendship, and the very first Valentine's Day note.
Set in a tense Cold War atmosphere during both the invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Vietnam call to arms, The Road to Grafenwoehr is one man's emotional journey to square nature's justice with humankind's disregard for it. It's a summons for a least likely and reluctant champion. But those called to service rarely choose where they serve. They just answer it, ripening to their purpose. For Quincy Summerson, a hero's life is not his choice, but can he ignore the call? Can he stay off the road once the twilight snares him?
PFC Quincy Summerson begins his military adventure in 1968 in Bavaria realizing that his presence stirs the paradigm - the thin line between twilight and night. His hyperactive imagination gets the better of him, and soon he's enlisted for another purpose - to travel the road to Grafenwoehr, where the forest is enlivened by ancient lore.
Traversing back to the ancient Prime Martial World from modern age, Austin finds himself in a younger body as he wakes up.
Yet, the young man he possesses was a miserable dimwit, what a bummer!
But it doesn't matter as his mind is sound and clear. Possessing this younger and stronger body, he will fight his way to become the God of martial arts, and rule the whole Martial World!
Twenty-year-old Sophie Miller's life has been an unusual one by anyone's standards ? and it's about to get a whole lot stranger. Since the death of her parents at the age of eight, Sophie has lived with her eccentric aunt Megan, a self-styled witch, who runs a 'new age' emporium in the heart of England's West Country. Sophie has grown up believing that where magic is concerned anything is possible; she has seen things that most people would never dream of in their wildest imaginings and lived to tell the tale. When she meets a handsome and rather eccentric young man called Aris at the mystical standing stones close to where she lives, though, she soon finds out that magic comes in many shapes and sizes...
Contains strong language, scenes of a graphic sexual nature and moderate violence.
This book is part of the Tamarei series and has elements and characters in it which are will be familiar to any readers who have read the rest of the series, but Blood Rites has a storyline that ...
As Tarn and Beck reach the end of another day in their new lives in Dosile, Professor Patricia arrives at their doorstep with an urgent plea for help. Smugglers have kidnapped animals from the enchanted forest, including a unicorn foal, and now their friend Martin the satyr's in trouble. It's up to Tarn, Beck, and Patricia to save the day once more, but can they outmaneuver a mysterious foe?
The first book in the Crystal Rose Series introduces the story of a Princess, a lion, and a magical quest. Eleven other books continue the chronicle. They follow the Princess and her companions throughout many different adventures that help them mature as friends.
An epic historical and political drama of conspiracy and deception told by a woman of today exposing links from the distant past to today's concealed cabals as her life runs parallel to a Tudor genius in her search for life's ultimate secrets in a race against time.
Book Four in the Crystal Rose Series
Tossed into a forest maze, the Princess faces a hard test. Whereas others circle around the maze alone, the Princess Crystal Rose hopes to get through it with the help of her friends.
When Jack Allman is almost mauled to death at a crime scene, he awakes to find himself with a telepathic link to a werewolf.
Jack has to use his mental connection to help solve a series of grisly murders and discover how they are linked to a forty-year-old conspiracy.
Meanwhile, he must come to terms with the consequences of his own physical transformation.
However, all is not what it seems, and Jack is soon embroiled in a present-day international plot organised by a mysterious group who wish to exploit werewolves for their own ends.
Jack has help from new friends and allies, but the true solution lies in his own DNA.
3 in 1. These are faith-based novels. It is, in fact, a combination of three novels. We have four women, four friends, and four very different lives that intertwine through time and space... each with her own unique way of drawing on the power of God. These stories are based on people I have been connected to during my walk in life.
In STANDING STRONG, the faith and friendship of four young women is tested when they face hard decisions that will change their lives forever. Love and romance is never easy, especially for Christian friends who struggle to live spiritual lives when real-life issues conflict with everything that they have ever believed is right.
As Susie struggles with a decision to have an abortion that may tear apart her heart and harm her physically, Jennie struggles to keep a secret promise to return to spiritual virginity that threatens her developing love relationship. As each young woman tries to find herself, her happiness, and her calling, they each discover ...
Join Paris and Toby on an epic adventure. Paris stumbles upon what she can only assume is a witch's pad. Toby wants to get the heck out of there, but instead they become trapped in a faraway land of mystery and wonder where not everything is as it seems. They've been instructed to find the Shadow Chalice so they can't get back home.
They encounter many creatures on their journey including the evil Maximus, who is desperate, and running out of time to get the orbs he needs to get back home.
In the meantime, Wanda needs to find her relics to vanquish him.
This story is full of magical moments that will have you spellbound, and it can be enjoyed by all ages.
Xenia, in her freshman year, finds out she is a Diplozoe. Although she looks human, she really isn't. She wishes she could shout it off a roof top but no one can know, aside from others like her and the evil Elite Society Of Mortals, not even her two best friends. She quickly learns the perks of being an evolved being. For one, your off-fragment can help with papers and studying. Your mind is liberated in ways unimaginable to humans, with access to the Offline world. There really are two sides to everyone, but only Diplozoes can physically access both. Somehow Xenia's awakening summons Endeca, to which she's destined to be a member of except for one small thing standing in her way -- her being mortal. Not fond of forfeiting her humanity to be one of the immorta, the portal stays open and Xenia must choose between a personal sacrifice so that her world stands a chance or embrace an inconceivable, global fate -- extinction of the humans.
Xenia finds love with Nicholas, a part-dead ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 262 Pages (520 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 5th, 2020
In this groundbreaking urban fantasy series from New York Times bestseller Joseph Nassise, a grieving father makes a desperate bargain with forces beyond his control, revealing the supernatural world he'll need to survive in order to rescue the daughter who vanished into its dark depths several years before.
"Gritty, grim, yet surprisingly personal and poetic, Eyes to See is like nothing else in its field. Make time for this one." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the October Daye and Incryptid series
"Brings urban fantasy to a new level. Heartbreaking, deeply insightful, powerful, and genuinely thrilling. Joe Nassise has just raised the bar for the whole genre." -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Ledger series
"I gave up my eyes to see more clearly."
Harvard professor Jeremiah Hunt's life fell apart in the wake of his daughter's disappearance. His obsessive search for her cost him his wife, his job, and his reputation. And ...
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Set several years the future, after a war between Germany and Great Britain in which the Germans won, "When William Came" chronicles life in London under German occupation and the changes that come with a foreign army's invasion and triumph. The "William" is actually Kaiser Wilhelm II of the House of Hohenzollern.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 115 Pages (766 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 5th, 2020
Apocalyptic cults. Cursed relics. Paranormal terrorists. Only one man stands against the forces of darkness. After his fiancée is slain by a murderous cult, a professional soldier dedicates himself to a new mission-hunting down twisted occultists around the globe.
"The Punisher meets John Constantine in this exciting, hard-hitting Supernatural Action Thriller series." --Amazon Reviewer.
After a decade spent fighting the enemy abroad and keeping his country safe, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is ready to put his military career behind him and settle down with the love of his life. But Talon's world crumbles when his fiancée becomes the victim of a diabolical cabal. The military man now has a new foe in his crosshairs, and this promises to be a very different war.
The person responsible for his beloved's death is a Silicon Valley tycoon allied with the forces of darkness. Fusing cutting-edge computer technology with an ancient evil, the enemy here cannot be stopped by bullets ...
Death is not an alibi.
There are laws that even the dead must obey: no hijacking the bodies of the living, no possessing corpses... and never speak of the Dark.
It's the job of police exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, to enforce these laws. No one ever said working the Dead Beat was easy, but now it's become nearly impossible as the ghosts and the living alike commit theft and murder in search of answers to the mysteries of life, death and what lies beyond.
The Dead Beat is a short story serial. This is the first of three volumes.
1. The Restless and the Wicked
2. Death Do Us Part
3. Dressing Down
4. Sealed by Night
5. Blood in the Water
6. Save the Date
7. Taking Prisoners
8. Drink Deep
9. The Death of Arphallo Sirus
Book 5 of The Time Corps Chronicles
The Time Corps Chronicles is a fantasy series that moves from worlds much like our own to those where the mythical is real and the impossible is true. Clockworks, ancient spirits, time machines, talking animals and other things both beautiful and strange wait for the travelers daring enough to find them. But moving between worlds comes at a price.
The existence of the Time Corps has always been problematic, from the origin of their time machines to the unstable time loops created by their asynchronous relationships. After years of repairing temporal instabilities and unwittingly creating new ones, the very thing the Time Corps exists to prevent is now tearing the worlds apart. Without their original memories, each person is forced to return to his or her home world and time.
Seamus and Hazel are back in nineteenth century New Orleans, Seamus inventing devices and living under a false name while Hazel is plagued by strange dreams of impossible ...
THE REBIRTH OF EVIL. A REALM IN PERIL. AN UNSTABLE ALLIANCE TO SAVE IT ALL.
Her name is Sinnia, she is the Queen Mother of dark spiders and she has returned to Orum to finally conquer the one world that eludes her grasp.
Nix, the leader of the last nation of Elves, unites the people of Orum to make one last stand. Elves, Fairies and Amazons must work together to stop the monstrous queen from stealing the very essence of their beloved realm. It's a tale of fantasy action and adventure as massive armies make their last stand on bloodied battlefields and the leaders of the realm embark on a perilous quest of epic proportions and self-discovery.
Yet, the world of Orum is not all that it seems for it harbors an ancient secret that could shatter the uneasy alliance of its people and lead them down even darker paths that will change the realm forever.
The Orum Chronicles
Book 1: Web of the Spider Queen
Book 2: Ballad of the Fallen
Book 3: The Ashes of Orum
Compelled by a strong sense of justice, she could solve a mystery that's turning the people of her city into cold-blooded killers. If she doesn't, no one is safe.
A simple problem should have a simple, elegant solution. Arabeth Barnes, Bail Enforcement Tracker. It had a ring to it, she thought, and testing inventions intended for law enforcement on escaped criminals seemed appropriate. A dart here, a restraint device there - then she'd be on to other projects, if things went according to plan.
Blastborn is a quiet, old-fashioned city by any measure, so when an invisible force causes normally peaceful folks to kill one another, the police are hard put to stop it.When her cousin is murdered, Arabeth's investigation reveals an ugly truth about the origin of Blastborn and it's progenitors.
Still, it had to be stopped. Calling in family favours and using her status to persuade gatekeepers isn't something she is comfortable with, but no one else sees what she sees. ...
If time suddenly stopped, and you began to retrace every step in your own life, there would no doubt be some things you would want to avoid or change. Of course, that is impossible... or is it? We live in an expanding universe where time flows from the past into the future. However, time flows at different rates even within our galaxy, depending upon one's location within it. What if our universe is not the only one that exists? There may be other universes where time flows from the future to the past. What would a world like ours look like in such a universe? Life would begin at the end of our lives, rather than at the beginning. On such a world, our planet's history would be speculative at best, but our prophetic foresight would be 20/20. The dead would rise out of their graves daily. Drowned sailors would come out of the seas, and the cremated would emerge like the legendary phoenix out of scattered ashes. The resurrection of the dead would be commonplace in such a world. What will ...
Naerius. A rocky planet. Always at the center of large power politics. Its proximity to the center of the 3 empires, Darjiki, Raslavon, and Barsifi, lent itself to superpower machinations. A stepping stone for their fleets and armies.
Naerians. An ancient people caught in the vortex between these 3 battling empires. Fiercely independent, they seemed to assimilate into the cultures into which their diaspora was spread, yet always retaining a connection to their ancient home world, its language, religion and stories. Their stories were replete with great princes who fought epic losing battles, Pyrrhic victories for their rulers or antagonists.
Pascal Adam Scintilla. A Naerian refugee on the dusty planet of Barabrum. Pascal was a nickname given to him in an orphanage-monastery by the monks who enjoyed the company of this youth of uncommon cleverness and gift of gab. His fate was intertwined with the monks who raised and trained him and he accepted this nickname as a badge of honor. ...
Darkness has fallen upon the mountain forest. An evil organisation has kidnapped the heroes of magic. Isabella is obsessed with locating the seven black crystals of ultimate power. The last of the magic dogs passes away after the brutal attack, leaving only a single puppy as her legacy. Katie is saved by a kind old man with incredible magic powers, as she wakes to the cruel reality of this big world. The Hermit Master sets out of a daring adventure to find his lost friends before it is too late. Katie might be young, but she comes from a race of powerful magic dogs. Together they must travel the country, pass through magical lands, face off against dangerous foes and save the never ending forest before it is destroyed and all its magical secrets are revealed. Can a ragtag band of crystal mages save the world from destruction?
Shelly, bright, young, beautiful and with the world at her feet. A steady relationship and a promising future. Death brings a change to her cocooned world, her sanity is challenged,
relationships destroyed, her reputation in tatters. Can the one thing that has ruined her life become her salvation? Can she begin to truly see herself? To see her world for something utterly different than what she thought it was? This gripping, edge of your seat thriller will have you guessing at every twist and turn. Join Shelly as she learns the dark truth about what lies behind her vivid eyes. Things will never be the same again...
Tenth in a savage Grimdark Fantasy series, 'A Mouthful of Filth' tells the story of the Shivs' rise to power among the gangs of Dragonclaw. First introduced in 'Nysta: Assassin of Dragonclaw', the Shivs have their own part to play as their actions carve a new path for the godless people of the Fnordic Lands.
And that path will be bloody.
"Oh, look. A visitor. I do like visitors, you know. But what kind are you, I wonder? An explorer, perhaps? A delver into dark places one should never delve. I do like explorers. They always wear such very silly hats. No? That's not you? Well, maybe you're a thief? Come to take what isn't yours? Very naughty of you, isn't it? Or perhaps a lost wanderer in search of friendship? A sad soul yearning for a human touch? You've come to the wrong place for that. Haven't you? Tell me, defiler. Before I strip the life from your bones, what is your name?"
His heart crashed to a halt, sending a sharp twist through guts and chest. Hairs almost crackled with ...
Caina Amalas is a Ghost nightfighter, one of the elite agents of the Emperor of Nighmar, and she has defeated both corrupt lords and mighty sorcerers.
As the Padishah of Istarinmul prepares to make peace with the Emperor, the Ghosts must keep the Padishah's ambassador safe from assassins.
But when an escaped slave begs for Caina's help, she finds dark plots stirring in the shadows.
Plots that threaten to devour the Empire and unleash terrible horrors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.
He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.
These guidelines, rules, and regulations should be deemed useless unless the context clearly states otherwise. The following list is a compilation of suggested actions you can execute to ruin your life. This is not a guarantee for complete destruction of your current social status, family affairs, and or friendships. Reader discretion is advised.
1. Live your life exactly how you want.
2. Disregard any advice or concern from family or friends.
3. Move far away from everyone you know.
4. Meet a mysterious stranger and let them into your home.
5. Chase after the stranger and enter a microcosm of your own making.
6. Revisit all the people you have wronged.
And remember: This book is not about you.
Cruz Espinoza, a brilliant young surgeon, has his life ripped from him as he is pulled into the supernatural world of the Darkling. Cruz looks for answers to millennia old questions.
Where did the Vampire myth come from?
Who gave them these powers?
He finds the answers, answers that shake his faith.
What would Mongrel and his friends do without Margo? They're all about to find out when Margo decides to take a long-overdue vacation. Bad timing, as her vacation coincides with the forty-year anniversary of peace. In typical fashion, Mongrel hosts a celebration to reinforce peace with old friends, allies, and their descendants. However, old grudges and new rivalries threaten not only the party but also the future of the alliance.It's up to Margo, being the wizard and all, to resolve the conflict. The only problem is, she's on vacation. With Wizard Margo on hiatus and the leaders tied up, so to speak, it's up to the next generation to take matters into their own hands. Or better yet, pass it on to Margo. After all, everyone knows a wizard's duty is to solve all the world's problems, including unplugging the enchanted toilet.Can a ragtag group of teenagers without any assets of which to speak overcome man-eating plants, a possessed forest, and a host of deadly warriors hot on their ...
How far can you fall before you can't pick yourself back up?
The Mayor has ruled that the use of eliXir will carry the death penalty.
That's the news Tobias see's on every holoscreen in the city as he fights through the mass of commuters.
There will still be those that use it. The possibility of execution is a small price to pay for the immeasurable high it gives. Those who inject it, quickly find themselves addicted to the euphoria it provides and the temporary superpowers that come with it.
When the bank Tobias works at is robbed by criminals enhanced by the drug, he finds himself suspected of eliXir use and on the run from the authorities. Unwittingly thrust into the underbelly of the city, he finds his normal life replaced by one of danger and deceit. Hunted by a government task force called the Archangels as well as eliXir fueled thugs, everyone seems to be taking an interest in him.
The further he descends into the underworld the more his world views are shattered. As he ...
Welcome to the far distant planet of Kamukona. A mystical world where Elves, Humans, Dwarves and the like all live. But there are dark secrets to this planet. Elves that are sick and dying; wars being fought over small differences; and evil brewing at every turn. One Elf will find himself pulled into this mystery, but he will soon find that there's a lot to the word FAMILY.
Ran, a young male Elf with a dark past, seeks redemption in a war torn world. Along the way, he helps the different races of his planet. Alone, on his journey, he seeks the answers to many questions. Why are the Light Elves being attacked? Who would gain from their destruction? And why is he the only one looking for answers?
Will Ran be able to save the Light Elves home and maybe stop a war? Or will he be too late? Only time will tell. Read The Family: Origins, the first book in The Family series.
The journey through the human experience from lows to highs weaving through both the physical and metaphysical. The Sanctity of Starlight looks at the ultimate questions of our existence and shows the space above, beyond and in between the places in which we exist. Experience drives us to question all that we perceive and the perception of all in this story is never as it seems.
The first novel of the three part saga - Our Starlit Façade, sees four characters living through a series of interactions, events and differing ways of coping with all they experience. Understanding each of these characters individually gives a glimpse into how we all impact and exist with each other.
Each of the characters experience events of life, love and loss, interchanging situations which are seemingly controlled by something higher than themselves and a final journey beyond the limits of the mind, body and perception. If you question reality long enough reality begins to question you.
I am Bill McIntyre and I am a healer by trade. I have recently developed the dubious ability of hearing voices in my head. I wake up one morning and hear a voice asking for help. Before I lose the voice, I manage to get a little information, but not much. Discussing the situation with a colleague, I find a possible matching address for the voice. Based purely on that, I make my way there. I knock at the door and when I get no reply, I ask the neighbours. They haven't seen anything today. I decide to call a policeman I helped a few months back, when he was having a strong allergic attack whilst eating a sandwich. Not surprisingly, he can't help me now.
I am so convinced that the voice is in trouble and Alice is in the house, that I break down the front door of the house. I find Alice unconscious and barely alive, curled up in the under stairs cupboard. The policemen want to know me now!
Alice (the voice) has been left for dead and her son Harry has been taken hostage by two of Grant's ...
Liz, manager of an art gallery in Arizona, experiences nightly dreams and daytime visions that bring her great pleasure, terrify her, or simply leave her sad and tired. The man of her dreams almost changes her resolution to swear off men, especially those like her thieving ex-finance. The poor economy has her mentor's gallery on the edge of ruin and she is desperate to find a painter to generate the revenue it needs to survive.
As an unknown contemporary painter, Michael is looking for his big break. He volunteers for a Greyhound rescue association which fills his life along with his job as a graphic artist. His broken heart, current situation, and sense of ethics have hindered him from falling for another woman. Michael has the art that Liz needs, but there are complications, and only one of them is financial.
As a distant descendant of Cupid and Psyche, the demigoddess, Adonia, uses her special lineage of greyhounds to identify and reunite lovers from past lives. So what does a ...
There is a universe beyond our own, known as the Merge.
A young locksmith called Archibald Lox is about to cross worlds and explore it.
As he learns about these lands of wonders, he will have to face cold-blooded killers, rivers of blood, hell jackals and more...
Book one of the Archibald Lox series, a new YA fantasy series by Darren Shan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and Lord Loss.
A presence enters the lives of a mom and dad and their two young sons. The presence is only known by the warmth she creates in the body of her hosts. Chris, the dad, is fascinated by the presence and struggles to understand her. The young boys delight in having her with them. The ten-year-old deaf son, Jack, steals her away in order to save her. The six-year-old boy, Roger, has a unique bond with the presence, who protects him against a school bully. The mom, Maddy, hates the presence and fears what the presence is doing to her family. To her, the presence adds stress and anxiety to her life already made difficult by abrupt changes in her personality and painful headaches. A guest to the family home Is fearfully hurt, or is she helped, by the presence. Can there be meaningful communication between the presence and humans? Can there be love? The Mystery of Livvie is the tale of an all-American family that confronts the unknown, and the story of a mysterious presence who finds herself ...
Kimmey Fitts has written over 20 short stories for Amazon Kindle, 2 trilogies. This is her first Novel or Novella, having around 45,000 words.
In The Vampire Salvatore the year is 2085 A.D. It is after the last huge world war. Mankind is aware that they live among the evil beings of the world. Humans everywhere are only allowed out during the day. Other creatures own the night. This is about a human female named Celeste who meets a vampire named Salvatore. It is a fantasy intertwined in a world of witches, werewolves, dark fairies and vampires. Most of all, it is a story of love as old as time itself.
He didn't seem rattled by the witches. I was having a hard time shaking it. A couple of weeks ago, if someone had told me that I would be engaged to a vampire, I would have said they were crazy! Now, I'm engaged to a vampire. I think my best friend was murdered because he tried to rape me. My mother may be dying. My father may have been a vampire. Oh, and to top things off, we ...
Saving the souls of the damned has been my job for several years now. I've gotten chased by demonic creatures, fallen in love with a not-so-angelic Guardian Angel, and I've even danced with the devil.
Yes. You read that right. I've literally danced with the devil, which only stirred up more drama I didn't need.
And to add a little more to this summary for you, (just in case you thought the chaos stopped there)... one of the biggest secrets of my life just found his way to my front doorstep. I've since questioned everything Hayden and the Guardian Council has ever told me.
I'm tired of rules. I'm tired of lies. I'm tired of secrets. And I'm tired of being scared. I start to push boundaries to unravel every, single lie that the Guardian Council has kept hidden for years... only to find the dark truth about my mother's murder.
And, as if saving the dead and feeling betrayed isn't enough, a new enemy has emerged from the Dark Realm - the only one of its kind. The Phantom has been ...
In New York City where we lay our scene, two rival witch families fight to maintain control of their respective criminal ventures. On one side of the conflict are the Antonova sisters, each one beautiful, cunning, and ruthless, and their mother, the elusive supplier of premium intoxicants known only as Baba Yaga. On the other side, the influential Fedorov brothers serve their father, the crime boss known as Koschei the Deathless, whose community extortion ventures dominate the shadows of magical Manhattan.
After twelve years of tenuous coexistence, a change in one family's interests causes a rift in the existing stalemate. When bad blood brings both families to the precipice of disaster, fate intervenes with a chance encounter, and in the aftershocks of a resurrected conflict, everyone must choose a side. As each of the siblings struggles to stake their claim, fraying loyalties threaten to rot each side from the inside out.
If, that is, the enmity between empires doesn't destroy ...
All the martial artists wanted was to earn a spot in history.
Some blended in the crowd, and some didn't. Some worked their way to the top and some became nothing but heaps of dust on the ground. Some were born into riches and jewels, and some were born with nothing but a strong mind and a great talent, like Zen Luo.
However, when he saw just how unfair the world was, he couldn't stay put and set out on a journey towards greatness, with only two goals in mind: To witness the world from the very peak of martial arts and to provide a safe and happy future to the people he cared about.
In the times before time, thirteen sacred crystal skulls were forged by highly advanced, benevolent races from across the galaxy and beyond, and brought to Earth to watch over the evolution of humankind. Since that beginning, they have been coveted by those who have sought to seize the power of the skulls for their own dark purposes.
Three years after the skulls first made contact with her and her life changed forever, Gemma Mason is being drawn ever deeper into their mysteries. Accompanied by her friend Joe, an expert on the skull legends, she faces a world where danger hides in every shadow, death follows brutal death, and unknown enemies stalk every move she makes. What do they want? What do they think she knows? Her only option is to enter ever deeper into the darkness in search of answers, for until Gemma has fulfilled her mission to bring knowledge of the Skulls of Light to humankind, her enemies will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
And throughout, the stories of the ...
In May of 2015, Tropical Storm Ana ravaged the southeastern United States and inadvertently trapped a large Great White shark in a small inlet near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Presented with this unique opportunity, executives from the struggling zoological park known as SeaLand opted to attempt what was previously thought impossible: the capture and permanent housing of the ocean's most notorious apex predator.
Through expert interviews and eyewitness testimony, The SeaLand Incident: The Story Behind One Zoo's Infamous Attempt to House a Great White Shark documents the complex legal and technical hurdles of keeping a monster shark in captivity, as well as the tragic accident that forced the attraction to close for good.
The Mother sustains... but she can also take.
"I've been warned that the longer one remains in the sacred valley, the deeper the soul buries itself there. But to earn my place as hunter, I must complete the rite; I must nourish the forest ground with the spilt blood of my kill lest it be my own that sanctifies the soil. It is decided. But... am I hunter, or am I prey?"
What will begin as a hunt will change into the Hunter's trial, bringing him face to face with a truth he isn't ready to accept. As the happenings--events believed to be tests--force him to question reality, the Hunter finds there's more to his rite than pleasing the Mother. While the valley consumes him, he'll discover he may never have been meant to go back home.
When an ancient evil threatens to erase the the nation of Mindoria from the map, a young farmer loses everything he holds dear. Only by taking up arms with the renowned knights of the White Rose can he overcome the odds, reclaim what was lost, and become a legend.
The story of the real life Goonies. A novel set in the seaside town of Astoria, based on our true stories and the lies we told our mother to cover those stories up.
Through our adventures we uncover a realm of real magic, magic that can be held in your hand as well as your hearts. A magic that takes us on a quest to save our little brother from a thing called autism and on a search for the power of the Pond Dragon King. During our journey we find many things but most importantly we find each other.
Join us in our adventures through the Polliwog Fields!
A first-hand experience of the fascinating and fantastical world of the people, plants, and creatures that inhabit the mystical kingdom of the Pacific Northwest.
The book is filled with hilarious misadventures and heartbreaking, as well as heartwarming, moments. It is a uniquely told story with creative twists and turns you won't soon forget.
"The Midnight Masquerade" is an enchanting poetic story set in the woodland which explores the heart of community for children and adults a-like.
The poem opens with a mystical woodland community who have recently recovered from disaster, and are celebrating their new found freedom at the Midnight Masquerade. Will the evening go to plan or will there be further challenges to face for Woodland Lynx and her kingdom of forest animals?
"The Midnight Masquerade" is a delightful and enchanting tale, with themes of good vs evil and the strength and power of love, and discovering your inner strength.
Abandoned. Adopted. Bullied. Orphaned. Disowned. Terminated. Rejected. Heinrich Juarez is Lucifer's worst nightmare. Only, not for the reasons that one might expect. Heinrich is the saddest man in Hell, and tales of the miserable life he led in Cuba are spreading among his friends. Suddenly, Lucifer's greatest fear is realized when the damned souls begin to believe their torment is not severe compared to the torment Heinrich endured on Earth.
Lucifer attempts to extradite Heinrich, but as he arrived in Hell by his own request, Lucifer cannot unilaterally expel the sad man. Heinrich doesn't want to leave, because for the first time in his existence, he has made friends. After a lengthy negotiation, Lucifer convinces Heinrich to abandon his infernal friends for a second chance at life in New York City, providing he swears his soul to return to Hell. In return, Lucifer grants Heinrich the role of Dante Condonnato: an agent of the devil, a broker of power, and a harbinger of wealth. To ...
Born a king. Raised a prisoner. Arises a legend...
In the heat of battle and bloodshed, the realm of Jotunheim falls to Asgard. Amid the slaughter, Borr, the Aesir king, spares his enemy's infant son. The youth is spirited back to Asgard and spends the first twelve years of his life locked in a dungeon -- until Prince Odin vows to uphold his father's dying wish. United in blood as brothers, Odin frees the boy and swears no harm shall come to him. His name? Loki...
Peace has reigned for twenty-four years when Loki and Thor, Odin's son and heir, embark upon a secret mission deep into the heart of Asgard. But when a Jotunn warrior hiding among the locals makes an attempt on Thor's life, that stability is set on a knife's edge. Now the king of Asgard, Odin is convinced that the rival kingdom of Jotunheim is once again preparing for war. As Odin readies his armies for the inevitable battle, Loki covertly sets out to Jotunheim to discover the truth and stop a needless war.
What he ...
This is the second book in the Seven Circles Series. Ston and Ivy arrive in the fourth circle, a world perceived as ruined by contamination brought in during an Alignment of the Circles. They are taken prisoner by the evil and corrupt regime of the Judicial. In the course of helping one of the last of the deposed royal family, they form an unexpected alliance in the fight to overthrow the dictator and save the world. Meanwhile, their budding romance continues to grow.
'Somewhere' can be read as it is, since the story will stand on its own. However, for the most enjoyment I recommend that you read Book 1, 'Neither Here Nor There', before this one. Book 3, 'Elsewhere', and book 4, 'From Here to There', follow this one and continue the exciting story.
Thank you, T. Russell Jones
Acorn Hills Academy hides dark secrets within its stone walls, and it's not uncommon for students to go missing in the forest around the school.
Ember has brains and attitude, and no time for guys... until Reid Ashton, the school's resident bad boy, takes an unexpected interest in her.
He's gorgeous, but he has a reputation, and Ember won't be another notch on his bedpost.
Reid has always gotten everything he's wanted. He's got money, good-looks, and a secret he shares with nobody but his closest friends - he's a vampire.
But Ember has gotten under his skin; she's different from the other girls, and she seems to genuinely hate him. What he can't figure out is why that makes him want her so much.
Dangerous things are happening at Acorn Hills Academy, and Ember is going to find out why you should never go into the forest alone.
Outside Sacred Valley, ancient ruins rise from the earth, drawing sacred artists from miles around to fight for the treasures within.
Lindon has reached Copper, taking the first step on the road to power, but the warriors of the outside world are still far beyond him.
To advance, he turns to the arcane skills of the Soulsmiths, who craft weapons from the stuff of souls. With new powers come new enemies, and Lindon soon finds himself facing an entire sect of Golds.
Lindon has a year left.
When his time runs out, he'll have to fight an opponent that no one believes he can beat. Unless he learns sacred arts the right way, from scratch, he won't have a chance to win... and even then, the odds are against him.
In the course of their training, he and Yerin travel to the Blackflame Empire, where they fight to master an ancient power.
Success means a chance at life, but failure means death.
In the sacred arts, only those who risk the most can travel far.
A killer dwells on the edge of light.
When socialite Chloe Brigid is murdered, and the crime seems to have occult overtones, outed daemon worshiper Senator Steve Mitchell is arrested. It's up to me, Magus Elizabeth Tanner, the public figurehead of the Ordo Templi Serpentis, to find out who outed the senator and who killed Chloe Brigid before the senator is falsely accused, and The Order is investigated. With the cops breathing down my neck, and remnants from my past floating to the surface, I can't wait to put this whole thing behind me.
But things are starting to hit a little too close to home and the past has a way of catching up...
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Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world.
Lindon is Unsouled, forbidden to learn the sacred arts of his clan.
When faced with a looming fate he cannot ignore, he must rise beyond anything he's ever known... and forge his own Path.
A CURSE BROKEN, A BLOODLINE FAILED... Some might know her as a moody bitch. Which is understandable. Daria Locke earned that title when her mother died and passed down the maternal legacy -- Pandora's box.
She puts a new meaning to split personality disorder. It's hard enough starting the day without coffee, never mind creation's most dangerous secrets whispering in her ear. That's right, the box is no longer a real box. Hasn't been for centuries. Instead, the demons once trapped in darkness now live inside Daria, listening to her every thought, seeing her every action. So, yes. You could say she's pretty close with Hope, Betrayal, Truth, Misery and Death.
When ancient hunters discover her secret and let the deadly cats out of the bag, will she be able to corral five demons with the ultimate case of cabin fever? On top of wrangling the world's worst behaved man-children, Daria has to fight for her life as an ancient foe rises to bring destruction to the Earth.
Can she keep the ...
A tale of wizards, dragons and fracking, is a comic fantasy based around the Fat Wizard and occupants of a little known magical village in present day Wales. The villagers; both human and those of ancient myth who reside in Pant y Gusset come together to deal with the threat of a murderous corporate company that has designs on their land and threatens the local environment and wildlife. The Fat Wizard, a man possessing interesting magical powers, along with his wife Jean and his apprentice daughter Rebe investigate recent unpleasant events in the village and coordinate a defence in a final pitch battle against the mighty and evil corporation saving lives and dragons with comedic aplomb. A humorous romp to entertain old youngsters and young oldsters alike.
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 39,000 words of kid-friendly fun WITH PICTURES!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book BOX SET is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
Books 1-3 of "The Skull Kids" Minecraft Diary Book Series in ONE!!!
Box Set - Book 1
Meet the Skull Kids.
They're three Minecraft players who hop from world to world, hunting zombies and searching for the elusive Herobrine--the ghost in the machine.
Teleporting down into a new world, the group is surprised to find that the game has changed once again, rendering almost ALL of their technology and mods useless. And when two of the Skull Kids are starving and distracted by exploring a desert village on Day 1 of their new adventure, the whole group is in danger when the sun goes down! Will the Skull Kids survive?
Box Set - Book 2
The Skull Kids are separated and stuck in darkness!
They're three Minecraft players who hop from world to world, hunting zombies ...