The Plains of Kallanash
Pauline M. Ross - 2014
Mia’s only dream is to catch the eye of the dashing lead husband, and her sister’s unexpected death gives her the chance at last. But was it just a tragic accident? Mia’s not sure, but if she asks enough questions, maybe she’ll find out. Or maybe she’ll uncover too many secrets, and suffer a terrible punishment. It’s not easy being the junior husband. For years, Hurst has longed to test his sword against the barbarians in the wilderness outside his orderly world, longed to take the lead, longed for Mia. He’s bided his time, seething with resentment, so when his chance comes, he’ll fight to the death for her, even if it tears the marriage apart. But there’s far more at stake than one marriage. When Mia’s taken from him, Hurst will risk everything to save her, even if it means taking up his sword against the barbarians, his own people, and the gods themselves. And that’s when they discover what their world is really like, and who they’re really fighting.Yet there’s one secret they don’t expect to uncover: because everyone knows there’s no such thing as magic, right?*Alternate cover edition*
The Color Alchemist: The Complete Series
Nina Walker - 2019
As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is nearing death and the healing magic isn't working. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, even if it means uncovering Jessa's secrets in the process.The Color Alchemist Boxset offers you entry into this unique young adult romantic fantasy series for an incredible price. With four books, over 360k words and 1,200 pages, this boxset won't disappoint. Join us in this fresh dystopian world where a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color. PRISM (Book One) has snagged these Kindle sales tags since its release:#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Visionary and Metaphysical#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Witches and Wizards#1 Bestseller in Children’s Fantasy and Magic (Canada)#1 Bestseller in Children’s Literature and Fiction (Canada) Download the series readers have compared to The Selection, The Hunger Games, and Red Queen! "I didn’t collect secrets. I only had one. One little, messy mistake I’d kept buried in the back of my mind for months. Now, I felt the danger of its existence as I stared into the eyes of the person whose job it was to dig up those secrets. She would inch around it, gentle at first, before she’d rip it out by the roots. Then the intruder would take it away, and I would go with it. “Do you know why we’re here?” the royal officer asked. Her glare locked me in. I shook my head, knowing the lie had to be seamless. The officers had come with their questions on the worst possible morning. Every minute of this day should have been spent preparing for the most anticipated ballet performance of my life. Not this. Anything but this. I wanted nothing to do with magic."
The Brazilian Job
Michelle Vernal - 2014
Of course, these wouldn't be so obvious if it wasn't for her golden haired, older sister Jennifer. In a bid to escape Jennifer's lengthy shadow and to find her happy ever after Rebecca, high-tails it out of her hometown of Christchurch to the other side of the world landing a legal secretary job in the buzzing city of Dublin. A few drinks later, all she has to show for her new life is an embarrassing one-night stand and a dollop of flirtatious banter with her boss Ciaran who just happens to have a predatory receptionist in hot pursuit of him. Amidst plans of preventing such a merger, Rebecca receives news that Jennifer's picture perfect life has a big, fat crack down the middle of it in the form of a philandering husband. Summoned home to look after her sister's children and cooking school while she works on her marriage, Rebecca finds the reality of looking after two young children along with the bizarre array of guests booked into the cooking school grim. The only bright spot on her horizon are Ciaran's e-mails but then she meets David Seagar whom she thinks might just be the ending to her happy ever after but will he prove to be far from perfect too?Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN 1494802112 here.
Shatter Me Series Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me
Tahereh Mafi - 2016
Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight for herself—and for a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.The Shatter Me series, which New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love," is perfect for fans who crave action-packed novels like Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, and Marie Lu’s Legend.
The Legendary Twins
古龙 - 1969
The novel spans a total of 126 chapters and was written between 1966 and February 1969. The story is about a pair of twin brothers who were separated from each other at birth and raised under different circumstances. The twins first see each other as enemies but gradually become friends and eventually acknowledge each other as brothers.
Caraval: Chapter Sampler
Stephanie Garber - 2016
This excerpt from Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game—contains for the first six chapters.Everyone is talking about Caraval!“Spellbinding.” —Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes“Beautifully written.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn“Shimmers with magic.” —Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse“Darkly enchanting.” —Kiersten White, author of And I Darken“Decadent.” —Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen“Like stepping into a living dream.” —Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon“Magnificent.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review“Destined to capture imaginations.” —Kirkus Reviews"Ideal for fans ofThe Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games.” —SLJ
Dark Stranger: The Children Of The Gods
I.T. Lucas - 2018
Travel back in time and meet the young Annani in this brand new Children of the Gods story available only in this box set! Book 1--Dark Stranger The Dream:Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals - the descendants of the gods of old - have been secretly shaping its destiny. Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by his clan, yet alone. Descending from a single goddess, clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners. That is, until his sister makes a game-changing discovery - a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes. Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses Amanda's plea to attempt Syssi's activation. But when his enemies learn of the Dormant's existence, he's forced to rush her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi, Kian wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the darker shades of sensuality.Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.Book 2--Dark Stranger Revealed:While sheltered in the clan's stronghold, Syssi is unaware that Kian and Amanda are not human, and neither are the supposedly religious fanatics that are after her. She feels a powerful connection to Kian, and as he introduces her to a world of pleasure she never dared imagine, his dominant sexuality is a revelation. Considering that she's completely out of her element, Syssi feels comfortable and safe letting go with him. That is, until she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Piecing the puzzle together, she draws a scary, yet wrong conclusion...Book 3--Dark Stranger Immortal:When Kian confesses his true nature, Syssi is not as much shocked by the revelation as she is wounded by what she perceives as his callous plans for her. If she doesn't turn, he'd be forced to erase her memories and let her go. His family's safety demands secrecy - no one in the mortal world is allowed to know that immortals exist. Resigned to the cruel reality, Syssi is determined to enjoy what little time she has with Kian, one day at a time.Goddess part 1: Promised to the power-hungry God Mortdh, the young Annani is determined to find a way out of the prearranged political union that would one day put Mortdh on the throne. The handsome young God Khiann is a much better choice, even though he is a trader and not a member of one of the leading families. Now all she has to do is convince him that she is worth chancing an all-out civil war over succession and possibly his very life.
How to Keep a Boy as a Pet
Diane Messidoro - 2012
She must transform into a fabulously sophisticated journalist and discover the amazing scientific truth about boys. Urgently.But life is beyond complicated. Circe has to deal with a poisonous rival, her mum’s annoying ‘just friends’ men and her own Dark Past.Can Circe’s daring investigation really teach her the facts of love? Will it help her finally get a boyfriend? Or will it break her heart…?
DelSheree Gladden - 2010
She avoids him because the way everyone seems to do what he says scares her. But when Claire needs to escape a bad situation Uriah is the first person she thinks of, and he is eager to rescue her. Faced with each other for the first time, both Uriah and Claire find it impossible to listen to their fears and stay away from one another. They soon find out, though, that there is more than they ever thought possible trying to keep them apart.Following tradition the pair approaches the Elders of their Tewa tribe to ask permission to marry. Everyone is shocked when the shaman refuses them, claiming they are not Twin Souls. Confused and angry Uriah refuses to listen, and promises them that he will never abandon Claire. When Claire is poisoned by her vindictive father his resolve is tested. Ancient Native American myths and legends spring into reality, doing everything they can to keep Uriah from saving Claire’s life, while beginning to reveal the truth behind the lies he has been told all his life.Show More Show Less
When she hears that Finvarra’s Circus is coming to her small town, she sneaks off to witness the magic first hand, sure that this is her only chance at experiencing true magic—even if the frightening rumors about the heartless Ringmaster, Finvarra, are true. Caught by Finvarra, Leanna is given one chance at survival: she must join the circus. As slowly she becomes part of the strange family, Leanna learns that there is more than magic to this circus, but an ancient curse that has tied Finvarra's life to its rings. If the circus fails, he dies. Leanna vows to save the circus, but when a ruthless enemy emerges, set on destroying it and Finvarra, will Leanna be able to save them both, or will her broken heart fail her just when she needs it most?
Nicholas Taylor - 2012
Since then, tension has risen, kingdoms have fallen and the land is at a crossroad. House Evindass, along with the rest of the Pawdin Empire, is in a life-and-death struggle to free the land and themselves from the Iumenta. Now, in the last book of the Legon series, everything will come to a head. Who will stand triumphant? The Elves or the Iumenta…
Goddess Test / Goddess Interrupted / The Goddess Legacy / The Goddess Inheritance
Aimee Carter - 2013
Kate Winters had gone from a girl whose mother was dying to the Queen of the Underworld. Join Kate on her life-altering journey and meet the powerful, compelling gods who test her every step of the way.Bonus!Includes a signed poster of THE GODDESS TEST.
Descendants (The Arete Series 1)
Rae Else - 2017
But what about those cursed by the gods, and their descendants...El, a seventeen-year-old has inherited an ancient and deadly power. She loses control of it, causing a horrific accident, and becomes the prey of a secret organisation, known as the Order.Forced from her family and home, she hides in plain sight amidst the crowds of London, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed; one full of arete: beings with extraordinary powers like hers. Arete are beings that can trace their lineage and powers from ancient Greece. They do not claim their inheritance comes from the gods, rather legend says they are descended from cursed beings, such as Medusa. At the heart of their world is the kerykeion, the symbol that protects them from the humans and the humans from them. El is trapped between two factions, one that has built an empire around the kerykeion and another that is determined to bring it down.As she is drawn deeper into the conflict, the only way to find the truth is to take matters into her own hands, and the line between friend and foe becomes dangerously blurred. Descendants is the first book in the Young Adult, Urban Fantasy trilogy: The Arete Series.
The Morganville Vampires Collection
Rachel Caine - 2013
Just don’t stay out after dark …Morganville is a small town filled with unusual characters – when the sun goes down, the bad come out. In Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows – one that will spill out into the bright light of day.For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school’s mean girls, but now she’s got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn’t really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood…Containing the first four instalments in the international bestselling series: Glass Houses; The Dead Girls’ Dance; Midnight Alley; Feast of Fools.
Tournament of Chance: Dragon Rebel
S.G. Rogers - 2012
Amongst them are a trio of shape-shifting wizards, former rulers who claim to be from the past. She travels to the savage island of Boravagg, seeking to free the wizards' magic from the Dragonstone. If she succeeds, she'll restore the kingdom. The prospects for her survival, however, look incredibly bleak.Prince Dane has been waiting for centuries to reclaim his kingdom, wrested away from his family by treachery and deceit. When he discovers his fate may depend on a young green-eyed beauty with a skill for archery, he's skeptical at first. As time goes on, he finds himself increasingly attracted to her strength and character...but can he change his arrogant ways enough to win her heart?