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Poison Study & Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Larry Kollar - 2013
A powerful spell hidden in a child's rhyme. When an untrained boy awakens an ice dragon to protect his village, and lives to tell the tale, not even the Conclave of Sorcerers can predict what happens next.Accidental Sorcerers brings to life an unforgettable tale of love and loyalty in the world of Termag. Feel the magic!
A Living Dungeon
Allan Joyal - 2017
With each generation more of the children from the village left than decided to stay. One day a man who had left more than a decade before returned. He was accompanied by a strange woman with pointed ears and their daughter. The family quietly worked to establish a new farm as they became part of the small community. However, they came with a secret that would bring disaster to the village and create something the lands had never seen before. The only question is, will the simple love of this family hold true and win out over the approaching tragedy.
A.K. Koonce - 2018
Or destruction. As the only female member of the notorious Wild Hunt, Violence spends her days collecting souls. Until she accidentally becomes attached to one. That single soul reveals the darkness the king is breeding in the heart of their city. The men of the Wild Hunt aren’t nearly as convinced of the evil that’s coming, but Violence knows first-hand just how malicious the king really is. He is her father after all. This is a reverse harem series, recommended for readers 18+.
Payback's a Witch
Rachel Astor - 2011
Right. He’s handsome, smart, and successful. In fact, she’s amazed he’s still available. But shortly after her new relationship begins, things start to go wrong. Really wrong. Nelle doesn’t really believe in fate, or fairy tales, or magic, but when her boyfriend lets it slip that his ex used to be really into witchcraft, it all starts to fall into place. Will Nelle be able to get past her logical ways and protect herself? Can she keep her boyfriend from falling back under the ex’s spell? And now that it's Nelle's turn to learn the ways of witchcraft, what will happen when she tries to conjure up a little revenge of her own?Book length: Approx. 66,500 words (approx. 260 pages).
Once Upon A Winter
Valerie-Anne Baglietto - 2014
Now - imagine being married to him.For Nell Jones the dream wasn't to last, and after struggling for years to bring up her twins on her own, she returns home to her family and the picture-book Welsh village where she grew up.While Nell's daughter seems more or less a typical nine-year-old, her son isn't exactly average. No one can quite say why he is the way he is, until the village 'psychic' meets him for the first time. Suddenly, Nell has to question whether the husband who abandoned her seven years earlier was everything he seemed.One winter's night, he reappears in her life, throwing everything into disarray again and jeopardising a potential new romance. But whether she wants to or not, and regardless of the consequences, Nell is about to discover just how fine a line it is between fact . . . and fairytale.
I am Daniel Tahi
Lani Wendt Young - 2012
Get to know your favorite character in a whole new way...as he reveals his sensual, passionate side. (And his sometimes angry, often funny side is pretty unforgettable too!)AUTHORS NOTE: Due to mature content, Daniel's Novella is recommended for readers 17+ only.
Honor Raconteur - 2013
She's not a warrior, has no magical abilities, and the only weapon she has is her sharp tongue. To make matters worse, she's blind. Hardly the qualifications for the leading role. Jewel isn't one for borrowing trouble, and she's never left Belthain Castle in her short nineteen years. But being a Priestess of Elahandra seems to come hand in hand with trouble. As soon as she steps into her position, her goddess gives her an impossible task: go find the missing four crystals that have been lost for the past two hundred years and put them back in place. She would love to know how she became the heroine of some non-existent tale, gallivanting around Evard dodging bounty hunters, Minister lackeys, Daath assassins, irate politicians, and childish gods when all she wanted was normalcy. She really would.
William D. Arand - 2018
All for the chance to get back at a handful of people. It isn’t as if they didn’t deserve it either. They had driven him from his home. Chased him physically from the very guild house itself. All the way to the gates of the city. Simply because he wasn’t as strong as they expected him to be. As strong as he’d expected himself to be. He’d returned to the city the next day and left with his means for revenge. Something he’d hidden away and told no one about when he found it in one of his few Dungeon Dives. An inactive Dungeon Core. A crystal the size of a fist with a soul inside. One that could create anything from mana it wanted to. From monsters and complex cave systems to gold coins. Years spent in planning, and unfortunately farming, as he waited. Now it felt like his moment was finally here. The Dungeon Core had been acting strange lately. As if it were finally… coming to life. Watching over the crystal like a hawk for this very event, Ryker impatiently waits. Any day now, it'd start. And he could set about taking his vengeance. Starting with ripping the soul of the Dungeon out. Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, forced political marriage (and consummation), and an UNSTABLE hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Read at your own risk.
Charming the Flames
Serena Lindahl - 2018
The nomadic Wayfarers are the lifeblood of trade and power in the country. The caravans live together, jealously guard their magic, and the men marry multiple women. In the middle of Mishok lies the strange city of Oasis where evil sorcerers secretly steal the energy, spirit, and virtues of its young population. After both of her sisters are taken, Ezriel is determined to put a stop to this dark magic, but she can't do it alone. When she meets the four men known as the Flames, she realizes there are forces at work greater than anyone suspects. Ez and the Flames find themselves challenging Fate and the Gods in their quest to right the balance. Can the nomadic men deny their traditions to share and love one woman? Are they strong enough to fight a battle that has been waging for centuries? ***This is a medium-burn reverse harem fantasy with strong character development and world building. It ties into the Soul Tenders Trilogy but can be read in any order. Scenes and content intended for 18+***
Casey L. Bond - 2018
With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm. Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn’t heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price. Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love.
Finding Chris Evans: The Fortune Teller Edition: a Free Prequel
Elizabeth Bemis - 2016
After tragedy struck years ago, she waited too long to ask the universe to bring love back into her life. She’s determined not to let others make the same mistake. When her travels take her to Haralson, Minnesota, though, she’s surprised by a visit from her nephew Christopher Evans, a widowed pediatric physician. Izzy’s heart breaks when she sees the sadness Chris still carries years after his wife’s passing. Surely there’s something she can do? Then her next client buzzes in, bright and full of joy, and Izzy hatches a plan. Ellie Mittelstadt is looking for romance, and the universe owes Izzy a favor. She intones her fateful prediction as she lifts her hands over her crystal ball… “When you find Chris Evans, true love will follow…” Then she sees not only her beloved nephew Chris swirling in the mist of her visions…but five others! How will Ellie find the right one? Fortunately, fate has its own plans. With laughter, luck and a little bit of magic, true love’s now on the job of Finding Chris Evans.
The Dragon's Hoard
Mell Eight - 2013
It should be a simple enough task, except that where humans are concerned nothing is ever simple. Breaking the Shackles is about Baine, who arrives at the werewolf village to rescue the twin brother torn from his side years ago. He quickly learns that mixing dragons and werewolves always results in chaos. In Stealing the Dragon Jerney reluctantly finds himself helping a baby dragon retrieve its stolen hoard, never imagining he might find his own heart stolen in the process. Our tales of dragons conclude with Melting the Ice Witch, the story of Kam, kidnapped by the Tribe of the White Dragon in a desperate bid to save themselves from the ravages of the frozen wastelands they are forced to call home …