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The Pen & the Sword by Jonathon Wolfer
Julia Crane - 2012
When she moves to Seattle for college, she encounters two powerful witches who need her as much as she needs them. For the first time, Anna believes she's found someone who can help her explore her own magick. Her dream quickly turns into a nightmare. Creatures of the Light have gone missing, and the witches she admires so well are a part of the mystery.Before she knows it, Anna is knee deep in the disappearances and trying to forge a relationship with a certain soldier named Tommy, all while trying to find her way. Will she have time to save the creatures of the light or will she become the next victim?
Stephany Wallace - 2016
A not so Ordinary Girl. An Unstoppable Prophecy. Cynwrig "Cyn" Bressall is a Celtic warrior who can wield Druid magic in a way never seen. Making him the only Druid Warrior to ever exist. After surviving a horrible night which began the extinction of his race, Cyn has spent the last two thousand years searching for the only man that can lead the Order of the Druids. Instead, his quest leads him to a woman whose essence is unlike anything he's ever felt. Orphaned as a baby and raised by her over protective grandfather, twenty-three year old Briana "Bri" Anwell has led an isolated life. Friendless and stuck in a job with no prospect, she finds solace in Books. And imagines an adventurous life in a magical world where anything is possible. So when a sexy stranger suddenly appears in her world as though he stepped out of her favorite story, she dismisses him as a figment of her imagination. But soon she realizes he's so much more than he seems. He signifies everything she's fantasized about, but is there a place for her in his extraordinary world?
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
Laini Taylor - 2014
The perfect gift for readers who want to be swept away. The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy Gift Set includes three hardcovers: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters. From master storyteller and National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes a sweeping and gorgeously written modern fantasy series about a forbidden love, an ancient and epic battle, and hope for a world remade.
J.L. Weil - 2014
Things couldn’t get any worse, or so she thought. After another uppity party that ends badly, she finds herself stumbling down the street with a broken heel. So when the guy she’s had a mad crush on since preschool offers Katia a ride, she couldn’t say no. But she should have. Seth Nightingale was trouble.Seth just made the biggest mistake of his life, and there is no way to fix it. He kissed Katia Montgomery. What hell had he been thinking? The problem is, when Katia is around, his mind turns to mush. Torn between his affection for Katia and his desire to not die, Seth is forced to deal with the very thing he’s been avoiding his entire life. A dark curse and deep-seated deception leads Katia and Seth closer to their ill-fated destiny. They will have to overcome ancient magick, toe-curling lust, and love if they want to survive.Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance
Tala Phoenix and the School of Secrets
Gabby Fawkes - 2019
I'm trapped in a creepy boarding school.2. Dreaming of burning the teachers alive is pretty weird...3. Oh, and Axel, the sexiest guy I've ever met, just told me I'm a dragon shifter.My entire life, I've been imprisoned in the School for the Different, a mysterious home for mentally-ill orphans. But except for my fire dreams, I've never felt crazy. So when I quit my meds, I discover that I've been lied to for years. Magic is real. So are dragons. And witches. Even gods.That's when things start heating up, literally. My best friend Kian's hands keep glowing. Demi can grow plants overnight. And Jeremy, well, he's just really hungry. And kinda furry. But the clock is ticking: the school's staff are on to us. When Jeremy disappears, I realize we have to escape - and fast.Finally free, I discover the truth. Dragon shifters are dangerous. Most magicals are terrified of us, and as my powers grow, I find out why. I'm losing control. And using my magic might mean losing the only family I've ever known...
J.A. Culican - 2017
At thirteen, Ela foretold the death of her best friend, only to watch it happen before her very eyes. Ela, now twenty-one, spends her days locked away in her apartment, avoiding the public and the gift she considers a curse.Until he appears. Luka Conway is handsome. Charming. And magical. After Ela predicts yet another death, Luka leads her to an underground city hidden beneath Atlanta, populated by empaths, telepaths, and seers. Luka is a Shade, a soldier fighting a secret war against the Wraiths, a deadly group of sorcerers who wish to take over the world. Ela is given no choice; she must prove herself a Shade, and use her powers for the light, or she will be put to death. Resolved to her fate, Ela trains as a warrior, determined to put her curse to good use. Then Talon Michaels appears. He's just as dashing as Luka, and even more dangerous. A Wraith, Talon warns Ela that the Shades aren't all what they appear. Who can Ela trust, if anyone? Should her powers be used for good...or evil? Which should she choose?
Lisa Blackwood - 2016
He soon learns she has been captured by their oldest enemy—the Lady of Battles. And that ancient rival has forced his soulmate to be reborn as a vulnerable child. To save her, Gregory will risk everything even if he must pay the ultimate price for his loyalty. This series is not YA; it is Urban Fantasy. Author's Note: Sorceress Found is a prequel short story and contains sample chapters for Sorceress Awakening. It was previously published under the title Beginnings and it is part of an Urban Fantasy series with a strong romantic subplot. Sorceress Found takes place twelve years before the events in Sorceress Awakening. The Gargoyle and Sorceress novels have a continuing story arc and should be read in order: Sorceress Found (Prequel Short Story) Sorceress Awakening Sorceress Rising Sorceress Hunting Sorceress at War (Forthcoming Fall 2016)
Stephanie Amox - 2010
Caitlin and Leah are content with the slow and steady pace in their small Texan town. They have the typical challenges of any American high school - evil girl cliques and oppressive ex-boyfriends. They see themselves as painfully ordinary...but that soon changes. The arrival of two newcomers at school sets Caitlin and Leah on an explosive path of magic, betrayal, secrets and forbidden love. The discovery of Caitlin's true identity causes tremendous upheaval in her painfully ordinary life. Caitlin must learn to embrace her birthright and trust in her friends or she risks endangering them all.
Underlord (Underland Chronicles Book 2)
Chanda Hahn - 2018
To break free and find Zeke and her friends, she teams up with Allyn, a mysterious young mage with a dangerous past. When a bounty is put on their heads, she becomes the hunted, for the Underlord’s won’t let her slip through their grasp. She has been chosen by the Fates to save Underland because their world is dying, and their only hope lies in Kira surviving the deadliest game… the Labyrinth.
Angela J. Townsend - 2012
Abandoned by her father and living with the guilt of causing her mother's death, she makes a desperate dash for freedom from her abusive stepfather. But when her car skids off the icy road, her planned escape leads to further captivity in a world beyond her imagining. Dragged across the tundra by an evil mountain man and his enormous black wolf, she learns that love can be found in the most unexpected places. Amarok, as she's nicknamed the wolf, is a young man from the gold-rush era enslaved by an ancient shaman. Emma's gentle touch and kind heart win his love and devotion. When a vicious madman-trapped in bear form by the same Shaman-attacks the travelers and injures Amarok, Emma must find the strength to face her fears and free the wolf she's come to love. But that means she must face down the evil shaman, a Siberian mammoth hunter from the ice age, and he has no intention of giving up his power to her.
Blood of Gold
B.V. Larson - 2010
Her high school counselor came from Hell. Literally... Haley learns she has a unique gift. She normally lives her life escaping notice, but now two gorgeous strangers are interested in her. Very interested. Seth is the best-looking young man she (or anyone else) has ever met. Every girl in school is after him and the competition turns strangely vicious. She soon realizes that he is not fully bound to this world. Although they both feel the mutual attraction, there’s something holding him back... The second stranger is equally attractive, but more frightening. When she is with him, she somehow loses her self-control. To say more would give away too much, but Las Vegas will never be the same... Blood of Gold is the first novel of the Seeker Series, stories of paranormal romance and suspense. The book is 90,000 words long, 380 pages in print form...
Dead to Me
Cinda Williams Chima - 2013
It picks up with Leesha Middleton on, as she would say, "the blind date from hell."The date gets worse when she encounters the magically damaged, undead victims of the Thorn Hill Massacre for the first time. Cinda Williams Chima's new book The Enchanter Heir (10.1.13) is the first of two new Heir Chronicles novels in which familiar faces return, new characters take center stage, and not everyone gets a happy ending.Free story, read or download it here on Goodreads via Read or Download Excerpt
Jaz Primo - 2012
He’s got a starting spot as a defensive safety on his high school football team, good grades, an almost new SUV, and his choice of a host of cute girls to date. Then Gwen catches his eye, and everything gets strange fast. Suddenly, people start doubting his judgment, warning him to stay away from the attractive, yet painfully shy girl with the dark past; a girl nobody likes. But Scott was a stubborn guy who didn’t take no for an answer.Read what happens when things go from strange to worse!Gwen Reaper…a paranormal romance with a dark edge that cuts deep.
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!