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Swords Against the Millennium by Mike Chinn
B.V. Larson - 2019
The excitement of planetfall is indescribable, but quickly transforms into sick disappointment when they find the atmosphere is a roiling mass of hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide and other deadly poisons. They fly onward, seeking better planets. They find them, but none are ideal. The search goes on for a century, then longer still. As they move farther from Earth, aliens discover the intruding ship, and they begin to investigate humanity. They find our species unacceptable. The years and the light-years go by without relief. The colony begins to splinter. Some accept that their voyage is eternal, while others seek to end it any way they can. The colony’s culture grows darker, and a war begins, both inside and outside the vast ship. What lives among the stars we see at night? Can we reach out to them and survive? Find out in BLACK PHOENIX, a story of exploration, colonization, alien contact and civil war by Wayne Wightman and B. V. Larson, bestselling SF authors with over three million copies sold.
A Mackenzie Security Series Omnibus 2: Sizzle, Crave, Scorch
Liliana Hart - 2019
He owes Declan his life, and Declan more than has his hands full with his own family problems. Little does Archer know he’ll be chasing a would-be recruit all the way to hell and back. Or maybe Alaska just seems like hell. Audrey Sharpe works for no one but herself. Not even when the most elite security company in the country wants her. She doesn’t have time to worry about MacKenzies. She’s racing against the clock to hunt down the man who taught her everything she knows and to stop him from killing more innocent people. When sexy, but tough as nails, Archer Ryan keeps getting in her way, Audrey has to decide whether he’ll be an asset or a distraction her body and mind can’t afford. CRAVE: When Evangeline Lockwood witnesses the murder of a prominent politician, the killers will do everything they can to make sure she can't testify. Since Evangeline's father was once Deputy Director of the CIA, he knows just who to call to protect his only daughter – MacKenzie Security. The last thing Cal Colter wants is to get stuck with a babysitting job, but Declan MacKenzie has assigned him the task and he has no choice but to accept. Cal especially doesn't know what to do with the quirky computer nerd who covers her lush body in baggy clothes and her stunning violet eyes behind glasses. But if Cal knows anything, it's women, and he's just as determined to peel back the layers of this unusual woman as he is to keep her alive. SCORCH: Shane MacKenzie’s life has been turned upside down. He’s lost his command, his identity, and his will to live. He’s a dead man walking, and the only thing that makes waking up in the morning worthwhile is knowing he’ll come head to head with the one woman who gets his blood moving. Doctor Lacy Shaw spent years as a medic on the battlefield. She’s seen things that can never be erased from her memory, and when Declan MacKenzie gives her the opportunity to work for MacKenzie Security, she decides any job has to be better for the body and soul than watching soldiers die in a war zone. That’s until she meets Shane MacKenzie and realizes she’s never fought so hard for one person to live.
Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance Complete Collection: The Accused\The Betrayed\The Reunion
Jana Deleon - 2018
But soon the sexy sheriff isn’t laughing. Someone—or something—is stalking the beautiful defense lawyer, turning her once-grand mansion into a house of horrors. The Betrayed One day on the job and contractor Zach Sargent is ready to believe the dilapidated old LeBeau mansion is haunted. Some intruder—earthly or not—is threatening the youngest LeBeau sister, back to claim her inheritance. And though Danae keeps her distance from the sexy hired hand, he falls for her in a heartbeat. The ReunionBodyguard to an heiress is Tyler Duhan’s idea of hell. The steely, sexy ex-marine has heard—and dismissed—the gossip about the haunted old LeBeau mansion and its “cursed” heiresses. Now headstrong Joelle has arrived to reunite with her long-lost sisters. And as much as he wants her, he needs to keep his distance—or suffer the fatal consequences.
The Horror Collection: Purple Edition
Kevin J. KennedyDavid Owain Hughes - 2019
This edition brings together some of the best horror writers from the last few decades. Featuring stories from Ray Garton, Kelley Armstrong, Simon Clark, Gord Rollo, Chad Lutzke, Mike Duke, Christina Bergling, David Owain Hughes, P. Mattern & Kevin J. Kennedy.
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard
Robert E. Howard - 1976
Talman, September 1931"Sword Woman" "Which Will Scarcely Be Understood" (poem) "The Striking of the Gong" "The Song of Horsa's Galley" (poem) "The Good Knight" "A Word From the Outer Dark" (poem) "Black Canaan" "The Song of a Mad Minstrel" (poem) "Kelly the Conjure Man""Surrender" (poem) "The Footfalls Within" "Knife-River Prodigal" "Musings" (poem) "Life" (2, "They bruised my soul . . .") (poem) "The House of Suspicion""Rueben's Brethren" (poem) "Two Against Tyre""The Guise of Youth" (poem) "For the Love of Barbara Allen""Guns of Khartum" "Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die" (poem)
The Bleeder and Other Stories
J.R. Rain - 2010
But all that changes one day when he finds the macabre source of his artistic muse — and now nothing will stop Leo from creating his masterpieces.In "Deal With the Devil", a private investigator gets the wrong end of a deal gone bad. Or does he?In "The Back of Beyond", a lonely bar at the far edge of the world gives the owner much more than he bargained for.(Plus a bonus scene from Vampire Moon, sequel to Moon Dance.)**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic — J.R. Rain's The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!"—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of Altar of Eden and The Doomsday Key"I enjoyed this immensely. The protagonist, Samantha Moon, is a female vampire with a husband and children. Those predate her condition; six years ago she was attacked by a vampire and rendered into one. Now she's trying to carry on with family and private eye business, and she's a feisty, skilled person, so is doing mostly okay. It is not a horror story; she buys animal blood to eat and doesn't generally prey on humans. But her husband has an increasing problem with her coldness — not of spirit, but of body. 'You sicken me and scare the hell out of me,' he tells her. 'And when I touch you it's all I can do to not gag.' She replies, 'Words every wife wants to hear.' I love this! What makes it special are her character and nature."—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere."—GEMMA HALLIDAY, author of Deadly Cool and Play Dead"Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain's Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy."—APRIL VINE, author of The Midnight Rose and Blindfolded by Lust"Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!"—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths and The Dolphin Experience "Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J. R. Rain's Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator."—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David and The Romance Writer's Pink Pages"I totally loved The Body Departed. As someone who communicates with those who are either earthbound or have crossed over — your descriptions and interpretations of the dialogue and circumstances could not have been written more accurately. My favorite scene is the one of Jesus stepping down from the cross and then the passionate and compassionate way it was treated as he went back to the cross. I will relive that for a long time to come. You're a wonderfully descriptive writer who paints a very creative, visionary canvass based in a paranormal pallet that only a few experience and many can enjoy."—JULIE BELMONT, author of The Path to Personal Success and Freedom and Seizing Your Success"I thoroughly enjoyed The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo from one of my favorite authors. A great way to spend a few hours of the afternoon."—JEN ASHTON, author of The Pleasure Diaries and Ashton Ashton We All Fall Down"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!"—ELAINE BABICH, author of You Never Called Me Princess and Relatively Normal"Powerful stuff!"—AIDEN JAMES, author of Cades Cove and Deadly Night
The Call of Cthulhu, Dagon, and Other Stories: Official Edition
H.P. Lovecraft - 2019
Lovecraft includes the following stories: The Call of Cthulhu, Dagon, Celephais, The Shadow Out of Time. These are the original texts without any change, additions, notes, prologue, or censorship. The official texts as they were published by the author.
The Edge of Winter
C.J. Box - 2017
Here in remotest Wyoming, where elk roam the pine forests and cougars prowl the mountains, everyone owns a gun. But when Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before hunting season, it's his job to investigate the first murder he's ever encountered. Battling grudge-holding neighbours, corrupt officials and out-of-town activists, Joe begins to unravel a mystery that threatens the life and the family he loves.Savage Run:Game warden Joe Pickett is called to a bizarre crime scene deep within the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming. The case is wrapped up too quickly, and Joe's search for the truth leads him ever deeper into the wilderness of the Bighorn Mountains. With two unlikely allies at his side, and two hired killers on his heels, Joe can't avoid the legendary Savage Run - a treacherous, isolated canyon with no crossing...Winterkill:It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's steering wheel handcuffed to his right - and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. Somewhere in the dense timber, a killer draws his bowstring - with Joe as his prey...
Magic Fated Mates: Box Set
Mandy M. Roth - 2015
Roth (Reg $2.99)The Mighty Hunter by Michelle M. Pillow (Reg $3.99)Devils Among Us by Mandy M. Roth (Reg $2.99)Call of the Sea by Michelle M. Pillow (Reg $2.99)That is nearly a $12 savings off cover price! PLUS get the Bonus Story: Red Light Specialists by Mandy M. Roth & Michelle M. PillowSacred Places by Mandy M. RothCoyle O'Caha, a seven-hundred-year-old immortal, druid sorcerer, is a famed warrior among his kind and a legendary ladies' man--but that doesn't mean he hasn't spent his life looking for his soulmate. That one woman who will make him feel whole. When Deri walks into his seaside pub, clearly running from something or someone, it's all he can do to not sweep her off her feet and claim her right then and there. It's as if the goddess is mocking him. Not only is his mate immune to his charms and his magik, she's human.Deri Sullivan's new boss has a Scottish lilt that makes her knees weak. The problem is he's a certified ladies' man. And she's sworn off those types--for good. If only she could stop dreaming about him in ways that would make any girl blush. See, she has a secret, and even if she wanted to let Coyle into her bed, she couldn't actually let him into her life. Witches and humans simply don't mix.The Mighty Hunter by Michelle M. PillowCaderyn the Hunter, the sexiest-and perhaps craziest-man Bridget has ever laid eyes on may have rescued her from death, but who's going to rescue her from him? With a deliciously hot body and all the right moves, the man is a walking seduction that's too hard to resist. There's only one problem. Caderyn claims they're in the Abyss, living on a cursed island along the deep ocean floor. And, if that wasn't bad enough, he says he's a merman.Devils Among Us by Mandy M. RothKeane has lived for centuries--taking what he wants, doing as he pleases. When a beautiful young woman catches his attention, he finds himself drawn to her like a moth to a flame. He knows better than to expect more than pleasures of the flesh from her, yet he can't seem to stop himself. Seducing her will prove to be a dangerous challenge. Keeping her will prove nearly impossible. Hannah's new secret admirer is more than she bargained for. As a slayer sworn to police the demons who dare to roam the earth, she has enough to worry about. She doesn't need some mysterious guy trying to seduce her--especially one who puts her at odds with what she was born to do. She's no match for Keane's seductive powers, and when his brother, Janco, announces he too is drawn to her, she knows she's in way over her head. But she can't stop herself. She wants them both and they want her.Note: This title was previously released under another title and under the pen name Darby London. Call of the Sea by Michelle M. PillowCursed by the power of the Cancerian crab, Ceana is doomed to spend her eternity in the ocean as a mermaid. Her only relief is on a full moon, when she becomes human and must find shore. Centuries have passed and she's all but given up on the one who could save her. Brief passion is all she has and she's willing to take what she can get--especially if it's with an intriguing lycan, Ian O'Connell, who's untamed nature just might be her salvation.Red Light Specialists by Mandy M. Roth & Michelle M. PillowThree sexy secret agents. Three even sexier missions...
True Loves, Vol 2 (Shifters in Love Collection, #8)
Harmony RainesJ.K. Harper - 2017
This collection of alpha males and strong heroines who tame the beast they’ll love forever is a box set you don’t want to miss. True Loves is available for a limited time. Bake This! – Tasha BlackSexy shifter Will Harkness has always enjoyed being a lone wolf. So when a voluptuous but accident-prone witch shows up for the holidays, Will is surprised to suddenly find that he wants more. If only she can stop breaking things long enough for them to get to know each other better...Protector Wolf - J.K. HarperJace Canagan has a last chance shot at being a Guardian for the Black Mesa Wolf Pack. Then sexy Caitlin Rendall strides into his life with her adorable twin cubs, challenging all his ideas of what it means to be a protector wolf.Black Velvet - Elianne AdamsWith her old pack dead and buried, wolf shifter Joy Sutherland leaves her beloved Akino lands to seek refuge with the Eryma pack of Timmins. When she discovers Warren, her new Alpha, is also a Dom with the skills to handle her, hope flares to life. But if she can't convince the rest of the pack to accept her, she--and her wolf--could lose their mate forever.Kiss Me Cowbear – Liv BrywoodWhen Jessica arrives at the Curvy Bear Ranch with her five-year-old son, she never expects to meet sexy bear shifter Clint Wilson. The ruggedly handsome cowboy is everything she ever wanted in a mate. But with a shattered marriage in her past, she's not sure she'll ever be ready to commit to someone again.Embraced – C.E. BlackLonely and more than a little depressed, Sean finds himself in a small town bar, drinking his sorrows away, knowing the woman he loves will be married the next day to her true mate. But when he meets Sarah, they're both surprised at the intense attraction they share. The night is filled with a passion neither can forget, leaving Sean wondering how he could fall for another woman he cannot have.Seduction – Elle ThorneAstra Evans is a curvy, delicious firebrand who thinks that the only good shifter is a dead shifter. With two exceptions. And Kane Ortiz is not one of those exceptions.Stormchild -Vivian ArendDoctor and shaman for the Pacific water-shifter clans, Matthew Jentry resolved to avoid the sensual temptations of his people. Until the mysterious Laurin Marshall crosses his path, and resistance ignites into a blazing night of sexual fireworks. One night is all they're willing to take, but fate has other plans...The Mighty Hunter – Michelle M. Pillow (previously released story)Caderyn is the sexiest--and perhaps craziest--man Bridget has ever laid eyes on. Sparks fly. Desires heat. But there's one small problem. He claims they're trapped in the lost city of Atlantes, living on a cursed island deep within the ocean.Pisces Phenomenon - Mandy M. Roth (previously released story, non-shifter)Detective Sirius Baron's world is full of magik, power, immortality and egos that tend to cloud better judgments. It's also full of honorable warriors who are sworn to protect the people of the Earth. Sirius is one of these warriors and will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves.Bear's Touch- Emma AlisynA Healer who can kill with a Touch. An Alpha Bear determined to save his son. Will they clash- or will they accept their bond? When Lea reluctantly travels to a strange Clan in order to heal a dangerously injured young Bear, Alpha Yurii promises he won't try and matebond her to him. But resolve flees when he sees the snarky, curvy female for the first time. Is a fated matebond worth risking freedom- or her life?Fated and Mated - Love at First Site - Harmony RainesCassie is helping Marjorie set up the new website for her shifter online dating agency, Fated and Mated. What she never expected, was to be the first success story. Will things run smoothly? Find out in this paranormal romance, contains smoking hot shifters and a happy ever after!Run Fur Love – Catherine ValeHarley Myers can smell a shifter a mile away. And she can smell trouble, just as easily. And now, both are wrapped up in the drifter at the end of her bar. The drifter with the killer smile is a man of many secrets. If Harley isn't careful she'll find her heart is on the line, along with her life.Cry Wolf – Michele BardsleyFierce Elle wants to escape nightmarish memories. Alpha Xavier wants to claim his destined mate. Together, they must face their fears--and their enemies--to save the future of their wolf pack.V. Vaughn – When Carly's dreams about a hot guy, a bear and a tattoo call her, she answers. With her best friend by her side, Carly goes on the adventure of a lifetime and finds more than the love of her life. She finds the warrior who is ready to come out.
Phaedra Weldon - 2015
In laymen's terms, Witch. In my world I'm the normal one. Ivan Westerfield on the other hand, is a Cyber Witch. He doesn't need a computer to do a bit of web surfing. He's anything but normal. So I asked him to help me steal a file from the Computer of a Ceremonial Magician. It seemed like a good idea...
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell
Ian WhatesStan Nicholls - 2013
Determined warriors, hideous creatures, wicked sorceries, tricksy villains and cunning lovers abound as fantasy’s finest imaginations do their best and their worst. James Barclay reveals the origins of his elite mercenary band The Raven, Adrian Tchaikovsky unveils new aspects of the realm of the Apt, Tanith Lee, Joe Abercrombie, Storm Constantine, Stan Nicholls, Juliet E McKenna and more weave their magic as only they can. Produced in cooperation with the David Gemmell Awards, Legends will, in part, act as a fund-raiser for the awards. Steel yourself, throw caution to the wind, and dare to enter the realm of Legends: Contents:1. Introduction – Stan Nicholls2. Or So Legend has It – James Barclay3. A Blade to the Heart – Gaie Sebold4. Return to Arden Falls – Ian Whates5. The Drake Lords of Kyla – Storm Constantine6. A Tower of Arkrondurl – Tanith Lee7. Who Walks With Death – Jonathan Green8. Skipping Town – Joe Abercrombie9. The Land of the Eagle – Juliet E. McKenna10. All Hail to the Oak – Anne Nicholls11. Swords and Circle – Adrian Tchaikovsky 12. Fairyland – Jan Siegel13. Mountain Tea – Sandra Unerman14. The League of Resolve – Stan Nicholls15. About the Authors
NYPD Red Books 1 - 3
James Patterson - 2016
It is the elite team in New York’s police department, handling the cases involving the most important and high-profile individuals in the city. It’s Detective Zach Jordan’s dream job, but he’s about to step into a nightmare.In the middle of a New York film festival, a maniac begins a very public and very brutal killing spree targeting Hollywood’s biggest stars. Zach is assigned a new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, who is also his ex-girlfriend. But they’ll need to put their history aside to have a chance of stopping this homicidal psychopath before he brings New York City to its knees.NYPD Red 2A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price.NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears. Zach and Kylie have to find what's really behind this murderer's rampage while political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance. But Kylie has been acting strange recently – and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.NYPD Red 3Hunter Alden Jr. has it all: a beautiful wife, a brilliant son and billions in the bank. But when his son goes missing and he discovers the severed head of his chauffeur, it’s clear he’s in danger of losing it all.The kidnapper knows a horrific secret that could change the world as we know it. A secret worth killing for. A secret worth dying for.New York’s best detectives, Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald, are on the case. But by getting closer to the truth, Zach and Kylie are edging ever closer to the firing line…
Ladies of the Stone: A Scottish Romance Anthology
Eliza Knight - 2018
A woman with a pure heart and the ferocity of a warrior is called to the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye upon the death of the previous protector. However, nature has a way of balancing itself, and so with each call to a Protector comes the call of an evil force, set on using the stone for their own purpose. These are the stories of the Protectors of the Heart of Scotland, the stone they seek to keep safe and the love that strengthens and emboldens them. The Highlander’s Quest by Eliza Knight Her mission was to protect the young boy king. He’s uncovered a plot to destroy Scotland. Together, they must fight a powerful enemy who hides behind a traitorous veil of secrecy… Cassandra by Madeline Martin Together their power is brilliant. But when destiny rivals the safety of family and the whole of Scotland hangs in the balance, can their love survive the required sacrifice? The Protector’s Promise by Cecelia Mecca Two bitter enemies. One sacred vow. Will the passion that flares between them consume everything they love? The Highland Guard and His Lady by Lori Ann Bailey To protect Scotland, she must eliminate her greatest enemy. But when the challenge begins, will he forgive her for destroying his family?