Best of
Magic

2013

Michael Vey: The Electric Collection


Richard Paul Evans - 2013
    But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. And he’s not the only one, either…Join Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan as they use their powers and wits to prevent a dangerous organization from achieving its sinister goal of global domination. This boxed set includes Michael Vey, Michael Vey 2, and Michael Vey 3.

Cress: Chapters 1-5


Marissa Meyer - 2013
    Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

The Seven Realms Box Set


Cinda Williams Chima - 2013
    Packed with romance, action, intrigue, and adventure, The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown are epic fantasy at its very best.

Brandon Mull's Beyonders Trilogy: A World Without Heroes; Seeds of Rebellion; Chasing the Prophecy


Brandon Mull - 2013
    He is helped with his newfound friend and sidekick, Rachel, who has also stumbled into Lyrian. Together, they go on an extraordinary quest to figure out how to become the heroes that Lyrian needs, no matter what the cost. This epic fantasy trilogy, packaged as an eBook boxed set, includes all three action-packed titles: A World Without Heroes, Seeds of Rebellion, and Chasing the Prophecy.

The Mageri Series Box Set


Dannika Dark - 2013
    But she is not alone. Zoe must learn to trust the new men in her life that are friends, protectors, and companions.But only one will be her lover.STERLINGZoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead.She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body.Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.TWISTMonths after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage and learning how to live under new laws. She is forced to give up her old life and live in secret among the humans. There is finally hope of leading an ordinary life . . .Until Logan Cross walks into it.Their chance meeting leads her close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses. That knowledge poses an unimaginable threat to Silver, fueling the search to find out who he is before he finds her.Lives are at stake. Truths are revealed. And an unexpected passion ignites.IMPULSEAlmost one year ago, a Mage attacked Silver and changed the course of her destiny.Immortals exist, and now she is one of them.Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her.In an explosive turn of events, one life is saved and another is forever altered. Can Silver trust those around her, or are they hiding a dark secret of their own? SEVEN SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Seven Years (Seven Series #1)Book 2 - Six Months (Seven Series #2)Book 3 - Five Weeks (Seven Series #3)Book 4 - Four Days (Seven Series #4)Book 5 - Three Hours (Seven Series #5)Book 6 - Two Minutes (Seven Series #6)Book 7 - One Second (TBA) SEVEN WORLD Charming (TBA) MAGERI SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1)Book 2 - Twist (Mageri Series: Book 2)Book 3 - Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3)Book 4 - Gravity (Mageri Series: Book 4)Book 5 - Shine (Mageri Series: Book 5) Final Installment!OTHER BOOKS:Closer: A Novella

The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant


Derek Landy - 2013
    Also on the trail of the weapons is a secret group of Sanctuary sorcerers, and doing his best to keep up and keep Tanith alive is one Mister Ghastly Bespoke.When the villains around her are lying and scheming and plotting, Tanith needs to stay two steps ahead of her teammates and her enemies. After all, she's got her own double-crosses to plan – and she’s a villain herself…

Night of Cake & Puppets


Laini Taylor - 2013
    Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to make the first move, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him.New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy—the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.

Curran POV Collection


Gordon Andrews - 2013
    In chronological order, UNICORN LANE (#1 Magic Bites) FERNANDO'S (#1 Magic Bites) SOUP (#2 Magic Burns) MIDNIGHT GAMES (#3 Magic Strikes) HOT TUB (#3 Magic Strikes) KATE'S ORIGIN (also referred to as Kate's Daddy) (Between #3 Magic Strikes & #4 Magic Bleeds) NAKED DINNER (Between #3 Magic Strikes and #4 Magic Bleeds) CONCLAVE (#4 Magic Bleeds) AWAKE (End of #4 Magic Bleeds)

Beautiful Creatures : The Official Illustrated Movie Companion


Mark Cotta Vaz - 2013
    This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the on-screen creation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's fascinating world, brought to life by screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process.

The Son of Sobek


Rick Riordan - 2013
    And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.

Alex


Shannon Mayer - 2013
     It's mine. Before I lost my ability to think like an adult. Before my body became stuck between wolf and human. Before I knew the supernatural and Rylee even existed. This is the last of what I remember before becoming a werewolf. . . .this is the last of what's important to me. And the moments I fought so hard to hang on to. My name is Alex, and this is my story. **14k Word Stand alone short story** Haven't read any of the Rylee Adamson books? This short stands alone and is a great intro to the characters.

Saved at Sunrise


C.C. Hunter - 2013
    If she succeeds, maybe she’ll even land her dream job: working for the F.R.U., the enforcers of the supernatural world.  But when she sees that her new partner is a hunky shapeshifter, things get complicated.  Steve, too gorgeous to be trusted and capable of seeing through her tough-as-nails exterior, knows just how to get under her skin.  And only hours into the mission, Della realizes rogue vampires aren’t the only threat she’s facing. If she’s ever going to complete her assignment, she’ll need his help…but learning to trust him will be her hardest challenge yet.

Knight: Celeste Academy


Raquel Ann Gil - 2013
    Allowing you to train as a knight is probably the best choice since having a human as a Celeste is advantageous. Because of safety purposes, the gates are never opened. Current circumstance requires, however, the re-bridging of our worlds. If ever you survive and graduate from the academy, you’ll be a representative—the ambassador of humankind. Quite a fancy title, don’t you think?” Pandora’s box has opened and hell has broken loose. Unfortunately for Valeriana Kerrigan, she had the front seat at the cutting of the ribbon. Now, she’s deep in cow dung—or rather, under the claws of a demon. Fortunately, she is saved by the skin of her throat by a sword-wielding woman who claims to be from another world. And that’s just the appetizer. For the entrée, apparently, is entering Pandora’s box itself—which she later finds out is called Valemnia. With Earth potentially being involved in Valemnia’s pesky pest problem, Valeriana is unable to take a neutral stance. Leaving the busy streets of modern-day Boston, albeit unwillingly, she takes a plunge to brave a whole new world in the most literal sense—one which mirrors hers with a dash of surrealism, beasts, demons, and even locals who wield the elements like second nature. Despite the minor setbacks (and being human), she is confronted by a path she cannot hope to never take: pick up arms, survive eight years in an academy as a knight-in-training, and help push back the demons plaguing Valemnia. However, to do so, she may just have to let go of her humanity. Follow Valeriana through the magic-filled halls of Celeste Academy. Grab your copy of this adventure-packed fantasy now!

How to Kill an Incubus


Kimber Lee - 2013
    Hamilton! “Rainelle, you were eye-f***ing me in the casino.” Rae couldn't exactly deny what Andrei, the king of the incubi, said so matter-of-factly. But she is her father's daughter and having a forbidden liaison with a sinfully irresistible demon king is not something her demon hunter father would have approved of. With just one glance from Andrei's piercing cerulean eyes, however, she found herself being plunged into delightful unknown territories, and only half-caring whether she should sink or swim. Should she fight her unholy—but oh-so-delicious—attraction to the dark lord, or ignore the warnings of her demon hunter blood and just give in to the indescribable enticing pleasures he brings her? If you're looking for a sexy and funny novel that'll wet your undies, then this charming story of a beautiful sassy private investigator and her seductive drop-dead gorgeous demon king is for you!

An Imperfect Witch


Debora Geary - 2013
    Now she's a hot young realtor with a great life, an awesome guy, and enough friends to chase away the ghosts of her past.Almost.The crystal ball has spoken - life isn't done messing with her yet. And neither is the need brewing in the eyes of the man she loves.The eve of Halloween approaches. And whatever the sexy poet realtor wants to believe, moving beyond your past isn't the same as facing the future.This is the first book in my new Witch Central series, featuring my well-loved clan of modern witches and those who love them. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won't want to leave.

The Elements of Harmony: The Official Guidebook


Brandon T. Snider - 2013
    Character bios, an episode guide and a map of Equestria are just the beginning of this gorgeous full-color book. Don't miss the complete lyrics to all the songs, a collection of Letters to Princess Celestia, and much much more!

A Demon's Wrath


Sarra Cannon - 2013
    If Harper was to ever really understand me, she would have to also understand my greatest triumphs and my darkest secrets."Jackson's past is complicated, but he needs for Harper to understand what he's been through before the war with the remaining priestesses of the Order begins. Part flashback, part present day, A Demon's Wrath will take you on a journey through both Peachville and The Shadow World where you will learn more about Jackson's life just before and after his brother Aerden was taken by the Order of Shadows.

Turn


Sara's Girl - 2013
    Apparently.

Life Reader


K.M. Shea - 2013
    She was entirely unprepared for a chilly reception from her teenage coworkers, the tyrannical library director, and the poor state of the library.The already difficult assignment turns dangerous when magic abusers threaten to destroy Saint Cloud unless they are given the hidden cauldron. If Raven wants to complete her mission and save the library, she’ll have to work with the library staff members—including the mischievous Montamos brothers—and use her taboo magic that she has kept hidden for years: the ability to read things to life.

Skulduggery Pleasant #1-3


Derek Landy - 2013
    Oh yes, and dead.Book 2: Vengeous. Dusk. Sanguine. Three of the deadliest killers alive are in town to resurrect an unstoppable creature of horrifying power… and only Skulduggery and Valkyrie stand in their way.Book 3: You’ve seen it all before: some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything’s all right in the end. Well… not this time.

Sunbolt


Intisar Khanani - 2013
    Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame. When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.

The Road To Sevendor: A Spellmonger Anthology


Terry Mancour - 2013
    O! The wizards weep and witches leapOn the Road To Sevendor!The adepts smile, footwizards beguile,On the Road To Sevendor!Gleaming castle, enchanted mountainSkyward spires, dancing fountainsMore magi than a man can count onThe Road To Sevendor!The very first Spellmonger anthology! Contains the full and complete versions of the previously-published short stories The River Mists of Talry, Victory Soup, and The Spellmonger's Wedding! But wait! There's MORE!Also contains FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPELLMONGER STORIES! You'll get: "The Wizard of Birchroot Bridge""The Secret of Westwood Hall""The Road to Sevendor" and"The Iron Ring"! All for ONE LOW PRICE!So while you're waiting for Spellmonger Book 4, enjoy a few of these scraps from the Spellmonger's table, and enjoy the fantasy world of Callidore - where they put the evil back into medieval!

Xander's Chance


Lizzy Ford - 2013
    He manipulates the minds of immortals for fun and bullies around the Gods, while guarding the secret source of his power, a crystal that can wipe out the planet. But beneath the surface, he’s a shrewd creature who learned the brutal lesson of why there must be a balance between good and evil. An unwilling protector of the playthings known as humans, he knows when and where to use his power – and never to let anyone close enough to betray him. It’s easy to do, since he has the power to read the minds of everyone around him.Except for one: Jessi, an innocent looking woman with an unusual talent who shows up unexpectedly in his life. Her sudden appearance is too convenient to be coincidence or chance. Xander determines quickly that she was sent by someone, but he can’t read her mind to discover why. Jessi’s secret – and Xander’s – have the power to forever change the human world. Intrigued by a new sort of challenge, Xander won’t know how much danger he’s in, until he’s placed his fate in the hands of a woman whose betrayal will cost either his heart or his life.

The PC Grant Novels


Ben Aaronovitch - 2013
    Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.Collected here are the first three books in the PC Peter Grant series - RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO and WHISPERS UNDER GROUND.

Nikolai


S.L. Jennings - 2013
    A world seething with secrets and lies, both mortal and immortal.Complete and utter Darkness. I know we’re supposed to be inherently evil, but something inside me refuses to fully believe our legends. Something that calls out for more…calls out for her. But there are rules. Rules that control the balance of nature. And if broken, it could destroy everything I’ve ever known. It could destroy me.I am Nikolai Skotos, son of Stavros and Delia, and brother of Dorian, the heir of the Dark throne. I am one of the most powerful Dark forces to have ever walked this earth.And I once was lost.Now, I’m about to give it all up for the girl that found me. *This is a PREQUEL NOVELLA for the Dark Light Series, NOT Book 3, to be read AFTER reading Dark Light & The Dark Prince*

Daughter of Aphrodite


C.M. Owens - 2013
    He's sexy, rich, and... persistent. Against her better judgment, she falls for him harder than she ever thought she could. But, Devin's secretive eyes and cryptic conversations leave her worried a stinging heartbreak is inevitable. Devin's secrets come to light, leaving her completely shocked and horrified. But not as horrified as she is when she learns her own secrets. Adisia never believed in the world of supernatural until it came crashing down at her feet. Now she's stuck in between the two realms, both promising to leave her destroyed. Devin refuses to lose her, and to keep her safe, he'll sacrifice everything. With death's breath on their back, they're forced to face a force they're not ready to contend with. Too many fates lie in their hands, and too many are ready to tear them down. Their love may just be the key to saving the world from the fate the dark hands are trying to deal.

Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories


Donna Grant - 2013
    But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman’s love conquers all. These are their stories.This book contains the first 3 Dark Kings prequels + a bonus story, "Passion's Claim":"Dark Craving"Fueled by ancient magic—and enflamed by human desire—the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love...with a mortal woman."Night’s Awakening"The dark immortal warriors were never meant to experience human desire. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shape-shifting warriors, meets Elena—a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core—all bets are off..."Dawn’s Desire"For centuries, the Dragon Kings have hidden their shapeshifting powers from the world. But when a mortal enemy threatens to expose them, the warrior Banan must leave his secret lair in the Highlands to risk his life for the dragons within—and resist the temptations of human love."Passion’s Claim"Banan has been waiting for centuries for someone like Jane. Guy knew it was love at first sight with Elena. Can two Dragon Kings commit to two immortal women for eternity? Or does fate have something else in store?

The Spellmonger's Wedding


Terry Mancour - 2013
    But along the way down the river he stops to buy a bag of smoke and discovers that he might be receiving some unexpected guests at his wedding. After everything he's been through, he's not about to let his bride's one perfect day be ruined. And he's willing to start a peasant's rebellion to protect it, if he has to.With the power of the Witchsphere now in his hands, and with the help of family and friends, he can't take a chance that something will go amiss -- because he's worked too hard for it, fought too long for it, and because you just can't get your deposits back easily in a feudal economy. Join Min as he, Pentandra, Alya, Tyndal, and the rest of his family contend with unexpected guests, welcome and unwelcome, in this prequel to Magelord!

Cruel and Beautiful World


Lena Phoria - 2013
    There's a checkpoint on every corner, a curfew enforced by Voldemort's most trusted followers, and the only way back to the Boy Who Lived is through the Death Eater responsible for her capture in the first place.

The Rifter Book Three: His Sacred Bones


Ginn Hale - 2013
    The Silent City9. The Iron Temple10. His Holy Bones

Magic Before Christmas


Christine Feehan - 2013
    Combined into one edition, Magic in the Wind and The Twilight Before Christmas are the perfect duo for the holiday season . . .

Clean Sweep


Ilona Andrews - 2013
    She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina.And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

The Rifter Book Two: The Holy Road


Ginn Hale - 2013
    Witches' Blood5. The Holy Road6. Broken Fortress7. Enemies and Shadows

The Grimoire of the Lamb


Kevin Hearne - 2013
    The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they've been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful cat goddess Bast and chased by an unfathomable number of her yowling four-legged disciples, Atticus must find a way to appease or defeat Egypt's deadliest gods - before his grimoire-grabbing quarry uses them to turn him into mincemeat.

Infamous Reign


Steve McHugh - 2013
    They soon vanish from sight, igniting tales of their demise at Richard’s hand and breeding unrest throughout the land.Nathanial Garrett, also known as Hellequin, is sent to London to decipher fact from rumor and uncovers a plot to replace the king. But his investigation quickly becomes personal when he learns that an old nemesis is involved. He soon finds himself racing against time to rescue the boys before their fate, and the fate of all England, is sealed in blood.Infamous Reign is a novella in the popular Hellequin Chronicles series, mixing gritty and action-packed historical fantasy with ancient mythology.

Ember


Liz Schulte - 2013
    After all, one doesn’t just walk away from the life he lived unscathed, but the longer Hell waited, the more Olivia let down her guard. She believed maybe happily ever after was possible—he knew it wasn’t. But when Baker shows up beaten and bloody on their doorstep with a message, all hope evaporates. The jinn make Holden an offer he can’t refuse: convince Olivia to free them all and the jinn will fight Hell alongside them. However, if their past has proved anything, it’s that the jinn cannot be trusted. When Olivia starts hearing a voice that no one can identify and Baker isn’t acting like himself, he is forced to make a decision. With Heaven staying hands off, Holden considers accepting the jinn’s offer behind Olivia’s back. One thing is clear, with their lives and the lives all those they hold dear at stake, something has to be done. If it were as easy as Holden going back to the jinn, he would do it in a heartbeat, but Hell wants more than his soul this time—they want Olivia’s too.

AlterWorld


D. Rus - 2013
    Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they're the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators. But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs. Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it - goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

Death's Awakening


Sarra Cannon - 2013
    She lives in the shadow of her prodigy sister, ignored by her parents and shunned as an outsider at her private school.But today, everything changes.Today, on the other side of the country, a portal to another world opens. A man and a witch step through, both tied to Parrish in ways she could never have imagined.Because of their actions, an ancient evil awakens, spreading a virus that will kill millions in a matter of weeks. When the dead begin to rise, survivors must battle an enemy they can’t even begin to comprehend.But as the world is dying, a mysterious power inside Parrish is reborn. A power that proves she was special all along. A power that shows she’s the key to saving what’s left of the world....and she’s not the only one.Told from alternating points of view, Death’s Awakening is equal parts fantasy and horror, witches and zombies, love and loss. It is the story of five extraordinary survivors struggling to realize their destiny as they fight against the darkest evil this world has ever seen.Praise for Death’s Awakening:“Imagine Stephen King's The Stand hooks up with a dark fairytale and begets The Walking Dead.” ~Goodreads Review“A Brilliant, different take on a zombie apocalypse.” ~Goodreads Review“This book is action packed, hair raising, spine tingling, and completely awesome. I loved every single minute of it and couldn't put it down!!!” ~Nerd Girl Reviews

Interlude with Tattoos


K.J. Charles - 2013
    Stephen Day and Lord Crane return to London. Neither is quite sure where their fledgling relationship is going. It seems unlikely that there can be much of a future for them, under the circumstances, with Stephen going back to work and Crane returning to China. Until they encounter an unexpected moment of magic...

Awakening


C.G. Cooper - 2013
    Without asking Benjamin's opinion, his parents move to a new town and put him two grades ahead of where he should be. Now a full head shorter than other kids in his new school, Benjamin is a perfect target for bullies. Is he destined to be an outcast once again?Follow Benjamin as he discovers his unique 'gift' while swimming through the complexities of junior high, friends, bullies, camp and strange visitors."Benjamin Dragon - Awakening" is Book 1 in The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon.

Swords and Salt - The Complete Series


Lindsay Buroker - 2013
    He expects endless days of physical labor; what he doesn’t expect is to have to choose one of the mine’s prisoners as a sparring partner. Not wanting his uncle to think him a coward, Yanko picks a big scarred man from Turgonia, a land known for its ruthless warriors. Only after his selection does he learn that he’ll be expected to kill his opponent… before his opponent kills him. A Question of Honor is a 19,000-word novella. Tale 2: Labyrinths of the Heart After months of working in his uncle’s mine, Yanko longs to see his family and friends again, especially Arayevo, the woman he has adored from afar since he was a boy. When she travels two days and asks to see him, his mind dances at the possibilities. But the mines are busy: there’s a political delegate to humor, a maiden in distress to help, and a wedding that must go perfectly—or else. Yanko will be lucky if he finds a chance to talk to Arayevo before she disappears from his life forever. Labyrinths of the Heart is a 21,000-word novella. Tale 3: Death from Below A visit from Yanko’s older brother is interrupted when an alarm blasts through the mine. Mutilated workers have been found dead in a newly opened tunnel. Yanko has been studying to become a mage, and his brother is a soldier, so they believe they are prepared to deal with this unknown threat, but what awaits them in the subterranean depths is nothing the mine has seen in its hundreds of years of operation. Death from Below is a 13,000-word novella. Total word count for all three adventures: 53,000 words.

Autumn Dawn


Lizzy Ford - 2013
    She leaves the hospital with some doubts as to whether or not she and Decker can be together, given all they’ve been through and how Dark his deeds were. Summer must choose whether or not she can risk her heart by taking a second chance to love the tormented Decker, whose only peace in the world is found in her arms.Meanwhile, the fate of the Master of Light becomes more challenging. If finding a way to undo all the Dark that was done by his brother wasn’t enough, he’s compelled to a girl who shouldn’t draw his interest, but who he can’t get out of his mind.

Midnight's Surrender


Donna Grant - 2013
    She is a Druid with secrets of her own, but he is drawn to her like no other.  Even when danger closes in around them, Dale knows that the true threat is to his very soul, which he will sacrifice in order to save her.

King Hall


Scarlett Dawn - 2013
    And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.  Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing:  survival.  Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings.  Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.  Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.

Redwood Pack, Vol. 3


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2013
    Enforcer’s Redemption – Redwood Pack Book 4 Adam Jamenson has suffered through the worst loss known to man. The only reason he lives day-to-day is to ensure the safety of his Pack. As the Enforcer of the Redwood Pack, it is his job to protect all in his path, though he was unable to protect the ones he held dear. The war with the Centrals is heating up and Adam must try and grit through it in order to survive. Though the broken man inside of him may not want to…Bay Milton is a werewolf with a past. And a secret. She’s met the Redwood’s Enforcer only once, but it left a lasting effect. Now she needs to find him or everything he had thought he lost, may be lost again.Together, they must struggle and find a way to fight their pasts and present in order to protect their future. But the Centrals have a plan that might make their path one of loss and destruction.Blurred Expectations – Redwood Pack Book 4.5Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh’s past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they’ll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all.Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.

My First Travel Book


Anna Othitis - 2013
    Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to some of the most popular, entertaining, and educational places in the world. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in My First Travel Book.

Black Dog Blues


Rhys Ford - 2013
    Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy appears.It’s a hard life but one Kai likes—filled with bounty, a few friends, and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him of his past. And killing monsters is easy. Especially since he’s one himself.But when a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego, Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It’s supposed to be a simple run up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary. Easy, quick, and best of all, profitable. But Kai ends up in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.No one ever got rich being a Stalker. But then few of them got old either and it doesn't look like Kai will be the exception.

Disney - Frozen (A Big Golden Book)


Walt Disney Company - 2013
    When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. The comedy-adventure Frozen journeys into theaters in November 2013. Boys and girls ages 3–7 will love this beautifully-illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book based on the film.

Birthright


A.P. Jensen - 2013
    When Jordan goes on the run it culminates in a bloody massacre where Jordan is the sole survivor. This forces Mr. Parker, the father who abandoned her before she was born to appear and bring her into his world- a world filled with magic, wonder and danger. Through him, Jordan will learn the secrets of her birthright, what makes her power special and why she has suddenly become a pawn in a deadly war for power.

Once Upon a Time: An Insider's Guide to Storybrooke


Titan Books - 2013
    The show's stars talk about portraying characters who are both classic and new. Plus, the show's producers, writers and behind-the-scences wizards share their secrets about creating the magical episodes you see on screen, including production art and sketches." --Publisher description.

Spellcasters


Kelley Armstrong - 2013
    DIME STORE MAGIC: Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations--the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge--an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive. INDUSTRIAL MAGIC: Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches and her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while she pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention: someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential Cabals--a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. WEDDING BELL HELL: This story picks up three weeks before Paige and Lucas get married--and if you thought planning a wedding was complicated as a mere human, imagine being a witch marrying a sorcerer. CASE OF THE HALF-DEMON SPY: This story takes place when Paige and Adam were still in their early teens. Bored after being told to wait outside at a Council Meeting, they try to pass the time eavesdropping...until a stranger turns up, turns out to be an Exaudio demon, and things get really serious.

Energy Oracle Cards: A 53-Card Deck and Guidebook


Sandra Anne Taylor - 2013
    The unlimited power of your own consciousness is a vital force that moves through the Universe and plants the seeds of your destiny far and wide. These easy-to-use cards will help you to understand what your consciousness is creating, as well as reveal any hidden blocks that may be delaying your progress. The information they bring will empower and inspire you, for it comes from heavenly messengers, friends from the spirit realm, and your own higher self. All that you need is available to you, so let your intuition soar. Listen to the messages it brings and take your life to wonderful new heights!

Sweet Escape


Bailey Ardisone - 2013
    Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself?She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with—Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.This time, it isn’t because of who Mycah is.This time, it’s because of who she is.~Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion’s den—the false King’s chambers. Can she fool a King who can’t be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact?With everyone’s world falling apart and deceit around every corner…can any of them truly Escape?

Beyond Fate


Heather Lyons - 2013
    . . His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyone’s expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one he’s never told anyone about, including his twin brother.Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings aren’t always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride.* Beyond Fate is Jonah’s point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella.

Starcrossed / Dreamless


Josephine Angelini - 2013
    But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen . . .

Rourk


Julia Crane - 2013
    During a routine mission in Afghanistan, he crosses paths with a dark supernatural creature—a d'jinn. His world gets turned upside down when the unthinkable happens: Keegan, his one true love, is kidnapped by an evil d'jinn. The d'jinn is seeking revenge for the death of his brother at Rourk's hands.Fueled by fear over the potential loss of his wife, Rourk has only one thought—embrace the rage.

Hexed and Vexed


Rebecca Royce - 2013
    When Enforcers whisk her away from her sister’s wedding, she finds herself in the company of Lawson Abramowitz—the hottest, nicest witch she’s ever met. Weirder still—he seems interested in her. So between running her shop, placating her socially minded mother, her match-making best friend, and a magical world turned upside down, Ava will face all sorts of challenges. Can the worst witch ever actually be the savior the witching world needs?

Time for Magic


VIZ Media - 2013
    Time for Magic A magician’s winter wonderland spell goes haywire in Magix, so it’s up to the Winx Club to save the day with their fairy powers! Meanwhile, a scientist from Earth builds a time machine—and mistakenly ends up at Alfea! He needs the Winx Club’s help to return home, but disaster looms when the evil Trix try to steal the machine! Reads L to R (Western Style) for all ages.

The Winner's Curse: Chapters 1-5


Marie Rutkoski - 2013
    But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Becoming Alpha


Aileen Erin - 2013
    Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind. But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves. Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of “them” and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.When vampires attack St. Alibe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.

From the Darkness We Rise


Pia Foxhall - 2013
    One evening the Man in the Moon sets him on a path that will lead him to unexpected relationships, draw the attention of the Guardians to a new coalition of villains, and challenge Jack's every notion of what it is to be good, evil, and what it is to live in the shadows.Artpost: http://fanartdrawer.tumblr.com/post/6...Words:157465 complete

Bayou Heat Collection One


Alexandra Ivy - 2013
    New World. New Species.In the depths of the bayous lives a secret race of puma shifters. The creation of a powerful magic, they have lived in peace until the threat of extinction drives them to seek the world beyond their homelands. Now the Pantera must discover the answer to their dying magic and halt an ancient enemy before it can destroy them all. RAPHAELThe brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred. Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. PARISHUntamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them.BAYONCharming, drop-dead gorgeous Hunter Bayon is thirsting for revenge on the enemies who slipped into the Wildlands and attacked Ashe and her vulnerable child. Pledging to track down the cowards, Bayon goes on the hunt, pursuing the humans to a nearby town. But searching their shabby hideaway, he makes a discovery that shocks him to his very soul and might very well destroy the heart of the Pantera.JEAN-BAPTISTETattooed and pierced, sexy Nurturer Jean-Baptiste has been living in utter isolation. His cat is out of control, and the only thing that soothes the beast is a rare mineral he keeps inking into his skin. Until he meets her: Genevieve Burel. The beautiful and buttoned-up female puma is unlike anyone he's ever met. She makes his cat purr, and he knows he must possess her, mate with her. TALONAfter the tragic death of his parents when Talon was young, he’s dedicated his life to protecting the Pantera. To the strikingly gorgeous man, loyalty and honor mean everything. So it’s no surprise that he’s determined to treat Isi Rousseau as the enemy. If the elders believe she is a danger then he will do whatever necessary to prevent her from destroying his beloved Wildlands. But discovering the delicate beauty sleeping in his bed, Talon discovers his noble intentions wavering. The female, with short, jet black hair streaked with blue, and a pair of dark eyes, might act tough, but it’s obvious to him that she’s as desperate as he is for a place to call home. More importantly, her presence is helping keep Ashe and her baby alive. XAVIERThe drop-dead gorgeous leader of the Geeks, Xavier has one goal: find the human male his enemies seek. Devoted to his work, and to the Pantera, there is nothing that can distract him from accomplishing his goal.

Cursed


R.K. Ryals - 2013
    A witch. A Demon.Ellie Elizabeth Jacobs, often known as Monroe due to her fascination with vintage attire and old movies, is an 18 year-old witch and a darned good one! But there is also something very wrong with her. Demonic energy makes her powers stronger, she has the ability to ward off Demons, and Lucifer wants her. Sometimes being bad is better. Or at least that's how Luther "Thorne" Craig feels. The hybrid Demon son of the cursed Cain and the Demon Lilith, Luther is reluctantly sent to New Orleans, Louisiana by his brother, the hybrid Demon ruler of the Outer Levels of Hell, to protect Monroe from Lucifer's searching Hellhounds. But what happens when things go wrong?In this riveting spin off from R.K. Ryals' Redemption series, Monroe is faced with an old grimoire, an ancient curse, and a journey to discover a family secret that may surprise them all.

The Tenth Dark Lord a' Leaping


Angie Fox - 2013
    But some Christmas wishes aren’t meant to come true. The fun is over before it starts when Lizzie’s biker-witch grandmother and her coven show up in need of help—they have only a few short hours to rescue a loved one from a soul-eating demon. Can a rag-tag team of biker grandmas, paranormal misfits, and one seriously badass demon slayer save the day and manage to have a merry Christmas too?The Tenth Dark Lord a’ Leaping is a sexy, whimsical, laugh-out-loud romp from New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox.

Starship's Mage: Episode 1


Glynn Stewart - 2013
    Damien Montgomery is a newly-trained member of this elite order. Unable to find a ship to take him on, he joins the crew of a freighter as desperate as he is – without looking hard enough at why they’re desperate. Thus begins an adventure that will take him to the edges of known space and to the limits of his own magic. Episode 2 is targeted for release in March of 2014.

Magic Tricks from the Tree House


Mary Pope Osborne - 2013
    It was a trick! Now they've tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book. With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tips from Jack and Annie,  Magic Tricks from the Tree House is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows. Includes facts about famous magicians and famous tricks.

Other Worldly Ways


Connie Suttle - 2013
    From Falchan to Earth to the heavens and places in between, join Devin, Dragon, Conner and others as they travel through this collection of short stories.

A Snow Covered Moon


L.M. Adams - 2013
    I once was part of a great organization, the Kindred, our only charge, to police the other supernaturals of the worlds. The Kindred and I came to a crossroads so to speak and I decided to not be one anymore, only problem? Well you really can’t stop being Kindred, it’s a lifetime thing.I’ve escaped to the human world and now hide as a proud citizen of Baltimore, Maryland, always with fear that the Kindred will send Reapers after me. So when they send their very best bringer of death you can imagine my surprise when instead of ending up rotting in the dirt I end up becoming a Grigori, a watcher, charged with being the eyes, ears and hands for the Kindred. I don’t know why I've been given this chance only that messing this up will drag myself and everyone I've ever cared for down with me. My first case, missing werewolf carriers, the Batardi the bastard children of supernaturals they carry the DNA sequence of their supernatural parent but aren't supernaturals themselves. So many have gone missing, even the Kindred want to know why. Failing to solve this case is not an option not for the missing wolf carriers or for me. *Book contains violence, graphic sexual scenes, horror, BDSM and other adult situations*

Deadly Hearts


S.M. Reine - 2013
    Demonic possession. Elise Kavanagh stabbing things and...baking cookies? It's just another bloody Valentine's Day in the life of a demon hunter and her witchy partner.This is a short story about the length of two chapters in my other books (9000 words), which takes place before the events of Death's Hand. It's a gift to my existing readers, who believe deep in their hearts that James's butt needs to be slapped once in a while. I agree completely, readers. Trust me.

The Road to Magic


Алексей Глушановский - 2013
    These classical fantasy figures are well-executed and have the sensibility of a seasoned Russian fantasy novel, especially since this is part of a tetralogy previously published in Russia. Readers of George R.R. Martin, Raymond Feist and Stephen R. Donaldson will adore THE ROAD TO MAGIC.There are exciting parallel narratives at work in THE ROAD TO MAGIC. On one level we have the handsome playboy Oleg Davidov as a modern-day college student; on another level we have Oleg the demon savior of the princess; and on another level, Oleg the monster hunter. Like Harry Potter, Oleg was once a normal boy until he is magnificently transformed into something supernatural, which is later used as a commentary/comic relief tool once Oleg is a demon. That’s what you get when you dabble in magic with a demoness. Rarely does Oleg ever approach the world of fantasy as an outsider—in fact he feels right at home in that world. After Oleg resolves the princess’s plight, he then takes off to learn magic at the university—but not before Oleg can slay some monsters in a few Herculean feats on his way to becoming a student of magic. Readers will also learn a lot about Russian pop-culture from reading THE ROAD TO MAGIC. The complex story, moving along at a brisk pace, presents an intelligent take on the nature of fantasy gods and the human relationship to both gods and monsters. Glushanovsky expertly draws raw, compelling characters with depth and surprising twists. No one is more real than Oleg, the multi-dimensional main character who is one of the most original and engaging characters you’ll encounter. Glushanovsky's references to pop-culture gives the book a fascinating window into the youth of today. It's one of the many things about THE ROAD TO MAGIC that sets the book apart from all the Tolkein and Robert Jordan clones that have flooded the fantasy market. This, plus the strong character of Oleg, gives the book a delightful and engrossing feel, making it a totally unique work of fantasy.

The Otherworld Trilogy: Faelorehn / Dolmarehn / Luathara


Jenna Elizabeth Johnson - 2013
    Of course, it only gets worse when Cade MacRoich shows up and saves her from a pack of bloodthirsty monsters. And Cade doesn't stop after playing the part of the redeeming hero. He informs Meghan that she is not human, but Faelorehn and immortal. With the help of her mysterious rescuer, Meghan gradually learns who she truly is and that danger waits for her around every corner, danger that only grows when she ventures into the Otherworld. Between a vindictive goddess nipping at her heals and a mother who has been keeping secrets from her, Meghan must learn her new place in a magical and terrifying world, a world she is now very much a part of.

Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick


David Shoemaker - 2013
    Adapted from the popular podcast segment of the same name, "Living Thelema" brings a welcome approachability to Crowley's material, without diminishing the depth of the system. The author focuses on the practical and experiential aspects of the path of Thelema, allowing the reader to grasp the true transformative power of the system. ...

House of Blades


Will Wight - 2013
    To top it off, another young man from Simon's village discovers that he's a savior prophesied to destroy evil and save the realm.Prophecy has nothing to say about Simon. He has no special powers, no magical weapons, and no guarantee that he'll survive. But he sets off anyway, alone, to gain the power he needs to oppose the Travelers and topple their ruthless Overlord. It may not be his destiny, but Simon's determined to rescue his fellow villagers from certain death.Because who cares about prophecy, really?

Redemption / Ransom / Retribution


R.K. Ryals - 2013
    "You don't choose a path in life because it's better for you. You choose it because you want something from it."Rebellious Dayton Blainey has always wanted something more out of life. Becoming a nun isn't part of the plan. When she is thrust into a dark world by her delusional aunt, the Abbess of Blackstone Abbey, Dayton finds herself part of a bizarre scheme that could destroy not only herself, but the world. Bound now to a dangerous stranger, what Dayton really wants is her life back. But an insane Demon has other plans. Haunted by a forbidden attraction to a man she should not want, Dayton embarks on a wild journey that will redefine the epic battle between good and evil.

Nor Iron Bars a Cage


Kaje Harper - 2013
    Then I was a hermit. For so long—for years that seemed to go on forever—I couldn't bear to be touched. I put up not just walls but whole stone bunkers to keep everyone out, emotionally, and physically as well. I was protected from people, from ghosts, from specters real and imagined. Sure, I was alone. But I felt safe. Only, after a while, I wasn't sure any longer whether a totally "safe" empty life was really worth living.Then Tobin came along. Out of the blue, out of my past, with a summons from the king that he wouldn't let me ignore. I tried to cling to my isolation, but he wouldn't give up on me. Tobin never believed in walls.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Beauty and the Beast


K.M. Shea - 2013
    A small miscalculation sends her through the roof of an enchanted chateau. Stranded until her broken leg mends, Elle is forced to rely on the good will of the sour chateau owner —the cursed Prince Severin. Prince Severin—the commanding general and staunch supporter of his brother the crown prince—is cursed to look like a beast until a maiden falls in love with him. However, he has given up all hope of shattering the curse after several painful and failed attempts to break it. As such he has only disdain for Elle, leaving her to the devices of his bossy servants. This suits Elle perfectly as she dislikes the entire royal family, Severin included. Unfortunately for the unsuspecting pair, the chateau servants are determined to break the curse and spend the majority of their time pushing Elle and Severin together. After bonding over gardens, animals, and terrifying squirrels Elle and Severin show signs of friendship, and perhaps something more… But not all love stories can end that easily. After all, Elle is not what she seems, and Severin’s life is placed in danger when hostilities flare between his brother and the monarchs of a neighboring country. If they really want the love of a lifetime Elle, a loyal liar, and Severin, an indifferent beast, will have to use every trick they know to survive.

Meadowsweet


C.J. Milbrandt - 2013
    Children on all four continents are tested for affinity, for the mountains hold magic. But in the foothills of the Gray Mountain, no one remembers stone lore. The majestic Statuary is forgotten, as are the wonders that fill its galleries. Only rumors remain, and those are used to frighten children. For it's said that a monster lives in the heights.Freydolf serves as the Gray Mountain's Keeper. Exiled. Feared. Unwelcome. But necessity drives him into a Flox village to hire a boy to fetch water and tend fires. Tupper Meadowsweet isn't the cleverest child, but he's brave enough to follow his new master up top. In the Statuary, Tupper finds hints of faraway lands, diverse races, long histories, unique customs, and danger.Excerpt: (from Meadowsweet, Chapter One)"Hello, lambkin." Fascinated by the boy's unwavering gaze, Freydolf asked, "Aren't you afraid of me?""I am."The big Pred blinked in surprise and asked, "Then why are you still here?""Mother said to stay. And to look you in the eye."Freydolf's bemusement grew. "So you're here because she told you to come, not because you want to work for me?"It took a while for the child to untangle the sentence, but once he did, he nodded.Lowering himself further, the sculptor sat on the ground. "You have nothing to fear from me, lambkin.""That's not what people say," he replied bluntly, still not breaking eye contact.Freydolf had to smother a smile. "Aye, people do say otherwise."

The Path of the Spiritual Sun


Belsebuub - 2013
    Its major stages at the solstices and equinoxes became the dominant alignment of sacred sites all over the world, as well as central events in the lives of many spiritual figures. Today, these ancient remains can still be decoded to reveal their message of spiritual enlightenment.The roots of this knowledge trace to a distant time before a global cataclysm destroyed a prior civilization. After this disaster, mysterious sages are recorded as traveling the world on a divine mission to establish this cosmic knowledge anew and initiate the spiritual beginnings of our current human age. They oversaw the building of some of the most enigmatic sacred sites on the planet, and gave rise to a civilization that extended across much of the earth.However, over time, strife and persecution took its toll, and after a while it was lost--left in scattered fragments that echo a bygone era of great spiritual knowledge. The Path of the Spiritual Sun aims to restore this lost knowledge--exploring the sites, symbols, and sacred texts connected to the ancient spirituality of the sun--and provide celebrations and ceremonies to re-enliven its transformative practice once more.About the authorBelsebuub is the author of a number of books on spirituality, out-of-body experiences, dreams, self-discovery, and ancient knowledge. He has appeared on radio and television programs internationally, and writes from decades of spiritual and mystical experience.

BlackMoon Beginnings


Kaitlyn Hoyt - 2013
    Ryanne Arden was on track to being Stormfield High School’s Valedictorian. Being the shy, quiet studious type, she’s always done her own thing. That all changed when a drunk man decided to get behind the wheel of a car. With the death of her mother, Ryanne is suddenly more alone than she’s ever been. With no friends or family to turn to, a local woman named Jane offers to help Ryanne in her time of need. With graduation looming ahead of her, eighteen year old Ryanne must get her act together if she wants to get out of the small town of Stormfield, Maine and away from her painful memories.Meeting the attractive Colton Wagner, changes everything. He awakes something in Ryanne that even she didn’t know she had. Magic. With her life suddenly thrown upside down, Ryanne has been thrust into a world completely unbeknown to her. Being the only non-mage to ever gain magic, paints a target on Ryanne’s back. She’s the girl the whole mage world has been searching for. It has been prophesized for thousands of years that a young non-mage female would put an end to the chaos created by rogue mages, the Gadramicks. Their manipulative leader, Dravin, will do anything within his power to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled.Finding out that she's an intricate part to ending a supernatural war, Ryanne has the weight of all mages on her shoulders. With the help of Colton and his family, along with a healer, a dream-walker, and a loud-mouthed mage, Ryanne sets out on the journey of a lifetime. Can she overcome her insecurities and do what is needed of her or will she lose her identity behind the magic inside of her?BlackMoon Beginnings is part one in the four-part Prophesized Series.

All Life is Yours to Miss


Sara's Girl - 2013
    Harry Potter FanficProfessor Malfoy's world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.Words:114741 complete

Blood of Half Gods: Kallen's Tale


Bonnie Lamer - 2013
    Kallen is forced to do a lot of that nowadays. He waited for Xandra while she ran off to fight the Witches on her own. He waited for her to return from the Shadow Realm where he could not follow her. And more times than he can count, he has waited for her to regain consciousness.This time is different. This time, she may be gone forever. She has disappeared without a trace and he has no idea how to get her back. ***** Reader Message *****Blood of Half Gods: Kallen’s Tale is meant to be read after Blood of Half Gods. This is a companion book that gives the reader a look into Kallen’s mind as he and Xandra travel to the land of the Giants. In an effort to avoid as much redundancy as possible, I have condensed some scenes, focusing less on Xandra and more on Kallen. This could cause confusion if this book is read before Blood of Half Gods.I hope you enjoy this look into Kallen’s world.

Adventures Away


VIZ Media - 2013
    Can their fairy powers help them fight both pirates and robots? Reads L to R (Western Style) for all ages.

Enthroned


K.M. Shea - 2013
    The wizard has some bad news: the real Arthur has run off with a shepherdess, and whoever pulls the sword from the stone is to become the King of England. Unfortunately for Britt, the sword slides out like butter when she pulls it after fighting with Merlin. Long Live King Arthurs!

Fire & Ice


Lacey Weatherford - 2013
    . . sometimes too quickly, other times not fast enough, but that’s not what’s important. The essential thing is what we learn about ourselves during that passage of time and how we apply it. Will we continue to follow the destructive paths we find ourselves on? Will we give in to circumstances that seem completely unchangeable? Or will we desperately fight to hold onto those we love and to what’s good inside us—no matter how terrible the cost?I only know I would do whatever was required of me to keep Portia, but in a world of witches, warlocks, and demons, anything can happen.My name is Vance Mangum, and this is my story.

Transformers: The Covenant of Primus


Justina Robson - 2013
    Little is known about Alpha Trion, and the rest of the Thirteen Primes have been shrouded in mystery—until now. Transformers: The Covenant of Primus reveals the stories of these ancient heroes for the first time. It chronicles the saga of Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers. Never-before-seen illustrations depict battles, portraits of the Thirteen Primes, and detailed scenes of the Transformers’ world. Offering insight into their origins, the Golden Age of exploration, the great civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, and much more, this book is the definitive in-world history of the Transformers.Product Features:Autobot shield case with three-part interlocking manual opening system and three classic Transformers audio effectsHardcover book with newly commissioned cover art, 20 newly commissioned illustrations, and many never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archive

Fledgling


Nicole Conway - 2013
    Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future. While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor. Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.

Others of Edenton: Box Set - New Beginnings, In Too Deep, Shadows Fall, Shadows of the Past


Brandy L. Rivers - 2013
    She took a chance and moved to Edenton. Slater is her new Alpha. He can't seem to stay away. Neither were looking for someone, but they both found what they needed in each other. There's just one problem. Someone wants control of the pack and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Sassy psychic werewolf, hot Alpha, crazy second- In Too Deep -Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind. Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. It’s just another depressing night until he’s attacked by vampires. Thinking he killed them, he runs into the night and crashes into Fallon. Sparks fly.- Shadows Fall -Amethyst Lakes is a nymph with a problem. She left her ex-boyfriend when he started to smother her. Nothing she says seems to keep him away. Carl needs Amethyst more than he needs to breathe, but she just doesn’t get it. He’ll stop at nothing to make her stay. An old friend and teenage crush will keep her safe until Amethyst can decide how to deal with Carl once and for all.- Shadows of the Past -Amethyst is a nymph with regrets. She moves to Edenton to start over. Hayden is a suspicious Sheriff who hasn't been interested in women in ages. That all changes when one of his officers drags Amethyst into his life. An old Fae nightmare is after Amethyst, he needs her to take his old form. Hayden will stop at nothing to protect Amethyst, but she may be the only one who can stop the Shadow.

The Afterglow Trilogy


Alyssa Rose Ivy - 2013
    As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it’s up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. The problem is that no matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.Perilous LightWould you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew?A year has passed since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped through the gate into Energo and neither has been able to settle back into a normal life. Charlotte tries to distract herself from thoughts of Calvin with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam. Kevin can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha as he adjusts to his new identity as a college basketball player.When they unexpectedly return to Energo, both Charlotte and Kevin must face their fears and become the leaders they were always meant to be.Enduring LightFighting darkness takes light.Desperate to save James, Charlotte scours Energo for answers with Calvin and Liam at her side. Kevin and Samantha head to Alaska to find the one item that might destroy Blake, but the search is only the beginning.As time runs out, Charlotte and Kevin discover that keeping Energo from eternal darkness will take a sacrifice no one expects.

Constructing Marcus


Danielle DeVor - 2013
    As she gets to know Marcus, the construct, he asks her to help him avenge his maker and find her killer. Emma’s not too sure this is a good idea, she’s a ghost hunter after all, not a detective, but she agrees to help him anyway.While trying to discover more information about the killer, Emma begins to have feelings for Marcus- feelings she isn’t ready to admit. Then the sorcerer who killed Marcus’s maker shows up at Emma’s house with an insane plan to capture Marcus and absorb his power- Emma isn’t having it. Marcus is hers.When the killer performs a spell that begins to steal Marcus’s life force, Emma risks losing him. It’s a race against time for Emma to figure out how to stop the sorcerer and his spell before Marcus fades away and disappears from her life forever.

Black Water


Faith Hunter - 2013
    John-Roy Wayne swore vengeance, escaped prison, and kidnapped two young women. Jane has no choice but to go after the human, who is far worse than she ever expected.

Play It Again


Metisket - 2013
    He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.Art by VillainetteWords: 63206

Asmodeus: Demon of Lust


Sara Humphreys - 2013
    The discovery of a beautiful but unusual ring in the attic, leads to much more than she bargained for. Kai may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message. Lucifer and the six other princes of Hell, existed for several millennium believing that the Ring of Solomon–an object with the power to control demons– had been destroyed. However, the moment Kai slips the ring on her finger, the tremor of it’s power ripples through the underworld. Knowing the ring’s existence could mean the destruction of all demons, Lucifer sends his six princes to earth in search of the ring and it’s bearer. There’s one catch, a demon can’t take the ring from it’s owner, it has to be given willingly…or they have to be dead. Asmodeus, the Demon of Lust, is happy to have another opportunity to visit the mortal world and dally with a human female…or twelve. However, when he arrives on earth, he realizes Lucifer made all the demons mortal in an effort to keep them motivated, focused on their mission and immune from the powers of the ring. When Asmodeus meets Kai along a deserted section of highway in Magic Valley, it’s more than the ring she wears that catches his eye. He plans to woo the ring out from under her but before long, the lines between lust and love blur. When the other members of the brotherhood realize Asmodeus has found the ring, they descend on Bliss, determined to get the ring from Kai at any cost. When Asmodeus is faced with choosing between the brotherhood and his one true love, he realizes the battle for Hell is nothing compared to the battle for her heart.

My Path to Magic


Irina Syromyatnikova - 2013
    In Russia, "My Path to Magic" is a very popular series of three novels in the subgenre of technomagic. The first book of the same name is followed by "A Combat Alchemist" and "Benefits of the Dark Side."Against a backdrop of numerous fantasy novels, this book stands out as a wolfhound among lapdogs. It features intrigue, eclectic ambience, easily relatable characters, a detailed and convincingly pictured world, and a balanced, well-developed plot. The number of characters is not so large as to get lost in them, but not so few as to lose interest. The series stands out as a surprisingly strong technofantasy.

The Prophecy


Erin Rhew - 2013
     Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He's grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear...not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidentally meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction—for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.When Nash's secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.What readers on Amazon and Goodreads are saying:★★★★★ "Can I rate it 10 stars?”★★★★★ "I love when I can completely immerse myself in a new world and with The Prophecy I did so effortlessly.” ★★★★★ "My heart raced, it fluttered, and on numerous occasions it felt like it stopped in its tracks!”★★★★★ "The characters' motives and complexities are something that George R. R. Martin would dream up.” ★★★★★ "From the first sentence I was captivated.” ★★★★★ "Oh. Wow. This blew my mind!” ★★★★★ "MUST READ!” ★★★★★ "I was hooked on this book from the beginning.” ★★★★★ "Go read this book, it’s so awesome that everyone should read it.” ★★★★★ "This fast paced, high fantasy story is sure to grab your attention from the first page!” ★★★★★ "Once you get started you can't put it down!” ★★★★★ "This book reminded me why I love fantasy so much.” ★★★★★ "Once you start, you lose track of time and will suddenly realize that you've spent all day devouring this book. Yeah, that's The Prophecy.” ★★★★★ "A must-read for fans of action-packed fantasy with romance and great characters.” ★★★★★ "The storyline is overwhelmingly original.” ★★★★★ "I've read this title twice now, and I still love it!” ★★★★★ "This book had my mind going ALL OVER THE PLACE (in a good way).” ★★★★★ "THE PROPHECY sucked me in so bad I couldn't fall asleep after putting it down.”

Thirst Boxed Set: Thirst No. 1-3


Christopher Pike - 2013
    Her humanity is returning, and secrets from her past are coming back to haunt her. Alisa must quickly reconcile her new and changing identity, and figure out who to trust, before everything she’s worked for in the past five millennia turns to ash....In this boxed set containing Thirst No. 1, Thirst No. 2, and Thirst No. 3, follow Alisa’s path from vampire to human to target of a covert organization, as she learns what it means to be truly alive.

Carly the Schoolfriend Fairy


Daisy Meadows - 2013
    But Jack Frost and his goblins soon arrive... Can the girls help Carly the Schoolfriend Fairy keep the competition safe and fun?

The Madness Project


J. Leigh Bralick - 2013
    But who can he turn to for help?Friendship is a strange word on the streets……and trust is stranger still. But as Tarik fights to stay undetected with plots of rebellion tightening around him, he wins an unlikely ally in Hayli, a shapeshifter mage. Hayli has spent her life on the streets, trying to forget her own strange magic. Meeting Tarik brings her closer to her power than she ever believed possible. But is he too dangerous to trust?Will they be strong enough to survive the city’s darkest currents……or will they fall together?You'll love this dark fantasy, because a little madness never hurt anyone.Librarian Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00FIYEQYY.

Shadows Fall


Brandy L. Rivers - 2013
    She left her ex-boyfriend when he started to smother her. Nothing she says seems to keep him away. Carl needs Amethyst more than he needs to breathe, but she just doesn't get it. He'll stop at nothing to make her stay. An old friend and teenage crush will keep her safe until Amethyst can decide how to deal with Carl once and for all. A pretty little nymph, crazy stalker ex, a cocky mage, and a whole lot of trouble.

Hollow Your Bones Like a Bird's (In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends


Scifigrl47 - 2013
    And confronting a loss he might not be able to cope with.The Avengers always needed something to avenge, but once the crisis is past, what keeps them together?Note: Although this is currently listed 6th in the series, this takes place before Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore.

Dragon Run


Patrick Matthews - 2013
    Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al receives at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be.To his surprise and horror, Al is revealed to be rank zero, the lowest of the low. He's now not only an outcast — he's also a danger to his entire family. So Al goes on the run, fleeing the brutal Cullers, men who hunt down zeroes . . . and put them to death.Cast out of his home, cut off from his friends, and armed with only a sword and his wits, Al is reduced to just surviving. As he meets other outcasts, however, he begins to suspect that he is a pawn in a larger game — and that he might have the power to tip the scales in a high-stakes struggle between man and dragon.