It was both shocking and amazing. There were all sorts of beings, including six gargoyles, brothers who had once been men. Cursed, they were destined to live the rest of eternity as creatures that only lived in darkness. Two of the gargoyles were his mates, his loves, and he was determined that Francois and David not give up hope that they could be men once again. Living the cursed life of a gargoyle for centuries, Francois and David had never held any hope of the spell being broken and becoming men again. They live and die each and every day. Though they accept the fact that they have a mate, they refuse to complete the mating with the handsome human.
Elliot deserves more than they can give him. But completing the bond would be unfair to you. There might be someone in your future that you could love and not be burdened by the curse David and I live with. If we mated, we would never let you go. I plan on spending a very long time with the two of you.
We have a home here. We could even get a dog. He wanted to give their mate everything he wanted and knew David was feeling the same. But were they being fair to him?
If they left, Elliot would eventually be able to move on, give his heart to another. The possibility of doing so swamped Francois with pain. One glance at David told him that his brother was feeling the same as he was. Leave it to his brother to focus on something other than what was the most critical.
David had changed a lot over the centuries. He shied away from that which could cause him pain and losing Elliot would cause the most pain of all, more so than being cursed for a thousand years. There have been attacks on several of the members of the clan, and he is determined to use his magic to help. Nothing had changed in over two hundred years. Or had it? Could they work through his fears to give them a chance to be together?
Thorn Townsend is a jaguar shifter, a natural hunter who uses his skills to stop those hunting shifters and killing them for trophies. When he settles in a new town to care for young family members, he discovers that he has not one mate, but two. Now available at www. Desmond Chadwick resents the new life he is forced to live when his coven moves from the city to the country. Vincent waited patiently for Desmond to lose the attitude and accept their mating. The vampire was young and impulsive. He would give him time to get to know him. Desmond blatantly ignored Vincent until he found their third mate, a human named Samuel Ware.
Vincent stepped in when Desmond brought Sam to the farm and the man panicked. It was only the beginning to a whole new life, one he prayed was better than the one he had lived for twenty-five years. After learning he had two mates, Sam was overjoyed until someone tried over and over again to kill them. Notes: Note: This book contains double anal penetration.
A Siren Erotic Romance www. His former bond mate, vampire Malcolm MacNair, made a point of visiting Ian, unable to forget what they had shared at one time. Though they are still mates, they no longer have the unique bond that only a third mate can help them achieve. There is no guarantee that they will ever find another mate to complete them. During the medieval fair they operate to provide them with an income, Ian and Malcolm catch the very unexpected and elusive scent of their mate. Ian is reluctant to discover its source, not wanting to relive the pain, until Malcolm reminds him of what they have been missing.
What they find is an adorable gibbon shifter, their future, and another chance to love for an eternity. The Men of Silver Series James, betrayed by those closest to him, leaves his old life behind. When he arrives in Silver to hide from the world until he heals, his father hires bodyguards to protect him. Jax and Lang consider Lucien just another client. The intimacy of guarding him in a mountain hideaway, however, allows them to become good friends. When they begin to see him as more than a friend, however, they quit their job.
He concentrates on creating a new life, something he can control. But when he meets two incredible men, all his fears threaten to crush him. Ben Lofton and Cross Wilmington are longtime lovers looking for someone to become their third. Fully committed, they wait patiently for Angel to learn the lessons of trust and love. When he meets the impish Mink he knows he is lost.
The man was everything he had ever wanted. What neither Mink nor Rafe expects is to find their third. When there is a threat to Mink, protection is provided in the form of Caleb Hunter. Caleb is uncertain about beginning a relationship. He doesn't want to begin something which might leave him hurting. But after years of hiding who he is, he is more than ready to find love and be himself. Note: This book contains double anal penetration. The Loving in Silver Series They want a husband and a man to father their children. Though he decides he can give them those things, there is still one thing holding him back.
How can he commit to them and be true to who he is? Bliss and Clarissa know that Colt needs more than they can give him, even as they are asking for marriage and a family. With this knowledge they search for the right person suited to their needs, someone who can bring something special to their relationship. What none of them expect is the sensual treasure in the form of Avery Crandall, a man so desirable, so perfect, none of them can resist him.
Can the five of them find love together? Her only freedom is when she travels to rodeos to protest the treatment of the animals being used. Everything is uneventful until she is attacked at a rodeo by an unscrupulous stock contractor. Her father restricts her life even more. She can go nowhere alone. When Piper can no longer bear being trapped without having a life, she escapes and heads for a place she had been very happy at on visits.
When she gets to Silver she discovers the freedom she has always craved and two men to love. All he wants is his heart to heal. He has to go on, not only for himself, but for his teenage daughter. Still, he rejects their obvious love. Bruised but not broken, the twins turn to Breck Gordon for comfort and discover a man who can love them both without reservation.
Breck finds two men, not one, for him to love. It is perfect, with the exception of one thing. Nick Walker is never far from their thoughts and never leaves their hearts. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. Older than Bambi is, Slade had rightfully given her no notice. But as the years passed, the time finally arrived when she knew she would have to make him sit up and take notice of her as a woman and a potential wife.
When he does, he will be hers. But he has a real problem with her serving drinks to customers in a sex club while wearing nothing more than a thong. Though Bambi sets the bait, luring both men in, the real problem she will have trouble solving, before forming a relationship with them, is that Slade and Eli hate each other quite passionately.
She and her sister had shared dreams of the kind of place they wanted to live. Love will come later, when the grief and guilt lessen. Is there life after death? Hours away from big brother Gotham, this sleepy town has its own secrets buried just below the picturesque suburban landscape.
Persuaded by Neville, First Minister, to host a gathering of merchant-spacers whom Arlen and Signe wish to meet, Lacey does Signe a favor. Faced with a socially incendiary situation, Arlen reacts in a way that stuns those watching. After Signe offers Lacey an advantageous shipping opportunity, Lacey marries Adrienne. Brendan, a Gaean industrialist to whom Signe recommends Lacey, discovers that Lacey married a courtesan, but divines why Signe condoned his act.
Lacey meets a former enemy, and behaves gallantly. Adrienne achieves an economic breakthrough, infuriating Marcus. In this second half of the eighth book of the series, Lacey hires four Gaean women and two Gaean men when he buys another ship. Adrienne fears that if these likeable new shipmates discover that she was once a courtesan, they will withdraw their friendship. When a misunderstanding arises between Liam and Hilary, Adrienne reconciles the pair.
Lacey duels Yancey, the fugitive who plotted to steal his ship and kill his crew. Wounded, Lacey yet prevails. Loser in the battle of wills, Lacey seethes until Liam and Thurston succeed in cheering the Captain. Will Adrienne succeed in getting the license? Will Lacey survive his next duel? For the good of the river, Captain Vanda leads a force against a Kog raiding force that massacred an apprentice crew only to find herself at odds with Captain Jemit over following orders. Is it possible that the faint flicker of warmth you feel toward a random face in the crowd is in reality an echo of love past?
Mind Control and World Domination take form in the successful development of a mind numbing drug created by the son of a Nazi physicist. Al washed up in a remote area of a relatively unknown beach which lay on the central coast of California. Early morning surfing aficionados revived the man, who instantly attacked them for their trouble. Defying his condition, he shook his rescuers off like fleas and babbled an insanely violent tale. Wolves and dragons. Storms which descended like Ragnarok from heaven. Add in an overwhelming guilt complex, and intense feelings of persecution.
Al claimed he had killed a million men, women and children; he ranted that someone had torn him apart limb from limb and sewn him back together like a rag-doll. Taken to a psychiatric hospital, the attending doctor documented that first the patient only screamed and shouted at people, and not always in a language they understood or identified Lord Stephen purchases the virginal Healer, and consigns her to the care of two trainers themselves slaves.
A gifted leader, Radu forges strong ties of love that bind Antony, Ariane and himself, so as to insure their survival. During the storming of the Dark Citadel by a traitorous vassal, Radu, Antony, and Ariane escape, bearing their wounded owner with them. Having forced Stephen to open the gate of the secret exit, they flee to the one place where Ariane knows they can live safely: the Keep of the Unburied Dead, an abandoned stronghold shunned by the superstitious populace.
With the help of the two bosom companions whom he loves, Radu first captures, and then recruits, a rag-tag group of noble outcasts, whose liege lord and all of his followers died in battle. When a band of unemployed mercenaries attacks the Keep of the Unburied Dead, Radu utilizes all of his formidable military skill, and all of his native craftiness, during the ensuing battle. Ebook and soon to be released paperback! Sally and Anne Mae Harris, the deeply loved wife and daughter of successful L. On a trip to Copenhagen a year after the accident, Mica believes he is hallucinating when he sees the two of them, seemingly still alive.
Follow Gisel Matah and the thunder of hooves as she strikes back at the Imperial armies that threaten all she has worked for. Risking her life and her love, Gisel negotiates even greater hazards in a new adventure. Partner, Yohan Felger, becomes a problem when the Baron has him smuggle a steam engine to the Empire.
Gisel knows of the subterfuge but cannot admit it, while Yohan is almost torn apart by the need to deceive her. She protects her fledgling Radical movement with the hope it will bring more justice for the peasants and workers in societies now ruled by money and aristocracy, but has to lie to friends to achieve it.
Her reckless courage is needed to carry out missions in the rear of an Imperial army. The fight finds her opposed by ever increasing odds until in the final confrontation she must outwit two enemies who vie to dominate Iskander. Beneath the shimmering veneer of the human world, there is a war raging. Fought between Vampires and Wraith, it has stretched over untold millennia. But the balance of power has shifted, and the Wraith now find themselves, and humanity, facing extinction.
The fate of the entire world rests on the unborn child of two preternatural creatures. It falls to Wraith Emily St. Louise to protect the child from the world, but will its birth bring salvation, or damnation? Some would call them angels, but they could be the harbingers of the apocalypse. Rolling waves of violence and dangerous adventures, quirky desperados, long-lost romance and heated passions collide on the back roads of the Southwest as the charismatic and mysterious Man With The Scar tries to bring order to his chaotic world.
For humanity the transformation from savagery into civilisation can only be led by heroes and geniuses, but new inventions, like the concept of zero, the first books and the use of metals, come at a heavy price. Does love really change us? Or rather, does it distract us from our true selves? In each relationship, Monty realizes more and more how different he is with each woman and all the variety of ways he loves them.
Daria, the first woman he ever loved and the only one to have ever broken his heart has always held some unexplainable power over him--to the point where, she could just reappear in his life a year after she broke his heart and change him in an instant. Ice, best friends with the woman who falls for him as soon as she rests her eyes on him, remains as his cool, rejecting his affection at first, until finally thawing under the attention.
Their relationship blossoms like something Monty has never experienced. Angel is his heart. Angel is the woman with whom Monty melts from the need to protect her and respects above all, well, besides Mildred, his perfect woman--his strength. Could the fact that they know everything about each other make or break their relationship? Only time and exploration will tell. In essence, their mutual truth is what keeps them the same. The heart-heavy tale is wrapped in love, loss, pain and everything and everybody in between. Fast forward a full decade later, where he finds himself pursued across the rolling plains of the Southland by a mysterious, otherworldly assassin responsible for systematically eliminating members of his former unit in a retribution-laced killing spree.
Retracing fantastic events from his own hand-scribed journals, as well as those of the young Chinese immigrant girl for which he is forced to Guardian, Luther Henry describes facing down all manner of supernatural horrors with little more than his trusty Colt Peacemaker, a sharp-edged Bowie knife, and ample supplies of grit and determination. Amongst the brooding woods that line the field is a pond that constrains an evil of immensity and cunning.
No one except Morgan has faced this evil A must read from suspense thriller superstar Bill Wilson. No amount of philanthropy or repentance can change that fact. She's seen it all, but nothing prepared her for what was to come next. The end of a day disastrous. The end of a cataclysmic century. The end of a fateful era. The falling apart of a fragile relationship. The fall of a fractured empire. The demise of a deal demonic. Plans gone awry.
Your final fight for that last breath. As you may note in the introductory paragraph of my first newsletter below, I had a purpose for beginning to publish a newsletter in a monthly format. However, as time went on, I found that I really enjoyed writing it, much more than I thought I would. It has also become quite popular, even with readers who have never read one of my books or stories.
Only the highlights of the newsletters are being published here, the rambling part, so to speak. I have also edited here and there and added explanatory footnotes in places. I devoted much more space in the first newsletters to promotion of my books than I do now. My Progress Report is one of the smallest sections of the latest newsletters. My wife Betty asked me once where I get all the ideas for the topics. So I keep a little notepad by my computer, one by my easy chair and one by my bed.
I like receiving letters from fans and readers. I can be e-mailed from my web site www. Okay, Go! Have fun and may you always have happy reading and time to pursue what is one of the most pleasurable of human activities. Well, that all depends on how the word is used. The context, you know. Irreverence is not limited to what many people think-something to do with religion, although that can be a large part of it.
Nope, it is a big word with broad meaning. Let me give you a few examples of how it is used:. Its basic meaning is "disrespectful". Now you have an idea of just how broad it can be. There is a whole world of irreverence in the pot. Our authors gleefully dip their pens into that pot and scribble out their twisted views of this world-or other worlds. Words that can be used in place of irreverent synonyms are: aweless, cheeky, cocky, contemptuous, crusty, derisive, flip, flippant, fresh, iconoclastic, impertinent, impious, impudent, insolent, irreverential, mocking, out-of-line, profane, rude, sacrilegious, sassy, saucy, tongue-in-cheek, ungodly, unhallowed, unholy and so forth.
As you can readily see, the majority of the Twisted Tails authors are world class representatives of the word in all its specific meanings; not just a couple. I have gathered together several cheeky authors whose impiety is well known and asked them to grace these pages with words of insolence for your reading pleasure.
As always, there is no genre restriction. The only common element here is Irreverence. The other big deal about the Twisted Tails series that is a must are unexpected endings and sheer quality of writing. Have fun while you cringe at their out-of-line talent at twisting irreverent tales and we hope to see you again-should there be a next time. I have it on good authority that there probably will be a next time, so keep a watch for it. In the 23rd century a young woman disillusioned with the sterile life of a utopian society is taken on a profound journey of self discovery and personal transformation.
It's a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves, and feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins. It's a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail. In Fortannis, one can learn magic by summoning the power of the flow of order in the world, to tie yourself to the living cycle of all around you. Or, if your inclinations are darker, you can be tempted by the flow of chaos and entropy, which allows you to create undead abominations and cast substantially more powerful spells in exchange for the corruption of your soul.
Hey, the choice is yours. This is the fifth collection of stories which take place in the world of Fortannis. Some of these stories feature characters introduced in the novels and the first four collections, but you don't have to read the earlier ones to enjoy these stories. You'll enjoy them more if you do, however. Enter Search Text:. Titles Available from A clandestine society, financed by a billionaire, has created a new infectious virus capable of inserting genes which determine the way individuals feel about sex.
The virus spreads rapidly, but its effects are not noticed by individuals to begin with? When an FBI investigator finally does suspect that something unusual is going on, the Center for Disease Control is contacted and brought into the investigation. It is quickly discovered that indeed a virus capable of changing sexual attitudes is spreading over the world.
While the FBI and CDC are racing to discover the originators of the virus and to create a cure or vaccine, the investigation is hampered by the fact that the agents themselves are becoming infected. The men and women trying desperately to stop the sex virus have to cope with their own changed attitudes and hope the virus can be stopped before society is irrevocably changed. And it may already be too late. She is every man's fantasy, but all things come with a price.
When the sexiest, most mysterious woman in the world takes you as a lover. Song Shia warned Alex right from the beginning that he should run like hell, but he didn't listen, and neither of them had any idea where things would lead. The only thing he knew for sure was that Song was a wild one, and that he would never attempt to tame her. Outpost Earth proposes an alternate reality where man descends from an alien culture shipwrecked on Earth after greed, lust, and love sabotage their mission. Close friends since birth, Dana and Rucker have grown up aboard the Pangaean space transport Hyperion.
While Rucker is sexually attracted to Dana, she refuses to become another of his one-night stands. Rucker's sexual frustration is further aggravated by Gay, an exotic beauty he encounters while marooned on ancient Earth. Rucker truly loves both women but knows he must make choice, if he can keep them both alive. At the brink of an impending dark age, year-old Allison Taylor escapes Earth on a colony ship to the stars. But a catastrophic quark drive failure forces a desperate, near-light-speed return a millennium into Earth's future.
Allison is surprised to find humanity in a "New Renaissance" and to see the Great Geostationary Towers her father engineered still stretching majestically from ground to high orbit, now housing Earth's billions. Allison is torn. Will fulfilling her father's dream be worth abandoning her chance to finally reach the stars? Would you like to live for years? The benevolent global government of LIV can help. With the miracle of Extender Technology, you can be a fit, healthy, sexy specimen for centuries.
All that's required is a bit of genetic engineering, a daily dose of True Age Bromide and complete loyalty to a new world order. In this new society, concepts such as marriage, work and the meaning of life have been retooled for the billions of people fighting for their place on the planet. While most people decide to become Extenders and embrace the chance to live for centuries, there is a growing resistance.
A rebellion brews and soon explodes into a war that asks you to decide what matters most - living long or living well? There is no easy answer. For Hollywood stunt girl Juniper Warren, the dangers of running a motor bike off a sheer cliff are nothing compared to the sheer terror of being forced out of a vintage airplane without a parachute.
Juniper has to use the witching powers bequeathed by her grandmother if she is to survive. And once she does, she will find herself face to face with her evil black widow spider Aunt Regina who will do anything to destroy her. The scarefest begins from the start of the book and doesn? If you? His tales are beyond what the generation X? Within these stories you will find icons and archetypes that you are familiar with.
The reason being Melody Chalis survives each vampiric night by feeding off of the blood of her lovers until one night when she is confronted by Eric, the elder vampire. She can either join him, or face a horrible death by the sun. Besides having the ability to speak, as have all animals, Biff and Buff bring to every experience the exuberance and enthusiasm associated with dogs. They also have academic sophistication, artistic and pragmatic talents, as well as compassionate, understanding, and helpful natures.
Biff and Buff complete a family. Mom and Dad and their girls, Garrett and Raine, constitute the core cast of characters. The reader is also introduced to Boom, Toady, Piddle and Puddle, who are best friends and who appear in other stories. Of those who make things happen, watch things happen, or wonder what just happened, Biff and Buff certainly make things happen. Whether it's helping a little girl in a learning center understand subtraction, or ensuring their friends' safety at night, Biff and Buff rise to the challenge with inventiveness, imagination, and?
I, Robert Winstead, was brought here by someone I did not know for some purpose I had yet to discover. But I also knew that only by fulfilling that purpose would I be allowed to leave Somewhere among the hallways and denizens of this haunted environment I would find the answer. I had to. Collected herein are the stories of another character created by Pat Welch that will please those of us who still miss the Grey Mouser stories of Fritz Leiber and the Retief stories of Keith Laumer.
Brendell is a member of the Thieves Guild and these are his adventures as he tries to gain his Journeyman status. On this world there are thieves but they have a code of honor and only steal when under contract and have a set of rules to live by. In these stories, Brendall must obey the rules but he will bend them as much as possible in order to do the right thing by his own instincts. There is plenty of magic, twists, double-crosses, dragons, demons, and delightful reading and if you are a fan of well written light fantasy with a well drawn lead character, this is one of the best ones to come along in a while.
Are heroes born, or are they made? Hecker weaves an intriguing story of two brothers--fliers in the bloody skies over Europe--who bear each other no love and who were cetainly no heroes. At the current temperature of seventy degrees, I figure my shelf-life is about half a day. Being a zombie certainly has its complications, but Paris is determined to survive. An old-fashioned remedy might hold the secret to her longevity. If only she can stay alive long enough to test it out Because of the presence of the Entity, the creatures that live on the Earth are liable to be corrupted and manipulated to bring about the escape.
Beings from other parts of the galaxy have been watching Earth for untold ages, occasionally taking a message of hope down to the Babil, as they are known. On earth she is a pop singer. In the monitoring station orbiting Jupiter she was known as Glindra. Her son Anbethan does not know that his mother is a Messenger.
Every kid has parents who embarrass them on occasion, but Gabrielle Jordan has more to complain about than most. A vampire must not sire a child on a mortal. Hazardous voyages, desperate battle on land and sea, human sacrifice and arrest by ruthless Amazons confront Hero and Aito in their quest to save the people of Crete from starvation and ruin. Amazon Grain finds them in peril, and only courage and determination will ensure that they achieve their aim. They must also evade the clutches of their deadly enemies in the sinister and unforgiving tin syndicate who relentlessly pursue them to suppress the knowledge they have gained.
When the Williard brothers get going, any resemblance to a real war is purely coincidental! James Williard uses his position as the hauncho of a medical dispensary in Vietnam as a base, while he and his crazy medics turn the war zone into a party zone. Williard's two brothers, Jerry, a naval ensign and Jason Jumpin' Jase the Marine fighter pilot who regualrly loses 15 million dollar planes join the fun and then it is like no war ever recorded.
After the war the zany Williard brothers and their paramours go looking for adventure and find all they can handle when they decide to see if there really is a dinosur still living deep in the Congo. Flying a beatup old seaplane, the brothers are shot up, shot down, chased by the Mafia for carrying drug money they don? The Williard brothers are tired of the sedentary life. It started with a corpse sitting in Jim's office chair Who's Waldo? Jim sat across from the dead man, an unfired gun in his hand.
What are you doing at my desk? The weapon's scarlet tassel clashed with the burgundy fabric of the chair, as did the red plume in his hat. He changed professions abruptly after his partner and best friend was shot in the line of duty. He blames himself. You will learn about his strengths and weaknesses. You may forgive him, although he can not forgive himself. You will pity him. These short stories feature Private Detective Keith Richardson, who has one adventure after another and somewhere in the whole mess gets involved with the government.
Crystal Blue Keith discovers something he did not expect while investigating a girl's missing identity. Spring Break See what happens when a Private Investigator goes on vacation. The Governor Keith is hired as bodyguard for the Governor. Ruby Just when you thought Keith was clear of the government, they come back. Marcel Maki Marc is a gigolo and a "kept man". He doesn't see it that way, and he's the writer. The reader should know better.
Marc's a ghost-writer, specializing in celebrity autobiographies. When his wealthy university "sweetheart" asks him to look into the disappearance of her father he resists until she and her family make it clear that he has no choice but to do what they want. Trouble is, all the members of the family want different things. A book for everyone who is interested in naval history, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium tells the story of how Canada nearly lost her submarine service in the s after decades of dedicated duty.
The story follows the couple through almost ten years of their lives, their two meetings, their marriage and divorce. It then follows each separately yet still joined by the common bond of Morgan's brother, Patrick, a charming ne'er do well with whom Morgan doesn't get along. Finally, there is a book that tells you how to handle the toughest problem in our organizations, homes and sports today - how to talk to someone when you are irritated, angry or hurt. Did you know when you are upset you disconnect from that part of the brain where you effectively solve problems? You can't think straight.
The Body Shop consists of a novella and twelve short stories. The title piece is the most engaging and original story in the whole collection. Its 40, odd words pack in a fair amount of black satirical horror. Set in a post apocalyptic future where life is very cheap and rapidly cannibalised, we discover the human body to be very much in need of a Dr.
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Frankenstein figure Edgerton to put us back together. Of course there's a high monetary cost, and disregard of gender and ethics. For our hideous human vanity will do anything to procure a functional body. My favourite moments are when the heads only , of the injured rich, argue about their needs. They've been waiting for a body for years. Even become a little community, that gets to sing carols with Edgerton once a year!
No one sane wants either of the two most powerful positions on the planet Nublis. Emperor and archon, supreme judge, are slaves to 3, years of tradition. The emperor can abdicate. Only death can free the archon. But the planet of Nublis is rich and the ripe plum desired by a pirate who would be king. Can those who have pledged their lives to serve their world save their world? Unholy alliance and weapon without defense, who shall free the worlds from the conscienceless?
Who shall choose the one who cannot be corrupted to free all the fearful voiceless suffering injustice? Where lies the duty of an emperor? Only to his people? Or to all? Book three from Nublian Chronicles I - The Julian Trilogy Concubine's son, illegal witch child, consummate trader for a world in bondage. On Nublis he proved his worth. But the prophecy was only that one would be born who might have the strength to endure and end the bondage of a world.
Shattered words, trust abused, maimed and slowly dying, who will hear the soliloquy of the silenced? Sanctuary of peace in the grasp of demon spawn, love is forbidden to the one leashed between the realms. What price will he pay for tasting the forbidden? Vice of men consuming greed, the defense awakens near too late. Hell hound and full moon, what price a demon to defend the light? Beyond priceless is friendship to the one whose price has been established, to the one too useful to be allowed the title person. Princess Sybilla of Lodebar is forcibly married to her mortal enemy, Prince Darius of Illyria, and falls deeply in love with him.
When she discovers that her reluctant bridegroom is carrying a torch for another woman who is as beautiful as she is not. Sybilla decides that all is fair in love and war and sets out to win him for herself. The much-acclaimed A Circle of Arcs, which is a unique blend of time travel, actual historical figures and speculative fiction.
Joan of Arc and an alien sorcerer, time travel and a centuries-old mystery, Gilles de Rais on a modern city street, why? Following the biggest heist of his career, interplanetary jewel thief Alar Zarkadon rescues the only daughter of the wealthiest man in the Interplanetary Synod and becomes a media hero. Since he's anyone but who he seems, the last thing Alar needs is public attention, and even his magical spirit dog, Min-Ha, can't help him get out of this one.
Change your sex; change your life! One day thousand of gates suddenly and mysteriously appear on Earth. No one knows where they are from. Some think it is the start of an alien invasion. Others credit God. When the old and the sick go through these gates, they become young again and their illnesses disappear. But there are several problems! Not everyone makes it through the first time.
Some people simply disappear. When you go through a gate, your sex changes -- men become women and women become men. And no one can go back through the gate a second time. Everyone who tries disappears. False identities, the persistence of memory, and the refusal to admit that love can not save you, combine in a razor-edged crime novel that establishes Randall Silvis as one of the preeminent practitioners of the literary art.
The hero of this novel, Mac Parris, isn? A wildlife photographer living under an assumed name, he knows firsthand that the most dangerous animal of all is the one behind the camera. He has spent his adult life hiding from the FBI and his own past, while locked in a feverish pursuit of revenge. Although a master of self-denial, Parris has not learned to subdue the one quality that might prove his undoing: his compassion for the other wounded creatures with whom he shares this planet. She pretends to be an Order priestess to keep the others from taking Wolfram away, but finds she cannot shed this falsehood so easily.
Blowing the whistle on one of the biggest food manufacturers carries a risk.
Charles Turcott may have understood that he was taking a chance but the intentional use of unhealthy and adulterated food was endangering thousands of people throughout the world. He couldn? Then Harvey meets Little Mary, a three-foot woman who impacts his circus in a way he could never imagine. There is more to this novel then meets the eye, I loved it! At night Sandi's perfect life seems less than perfect. The only child of a well-to-do family that runs an art gallery, in the light of day she's beautiful although she doesn't think so , and engaged to a successful stockbroker.
But at night, there are the whispers? Are the whispers trying to say something, or is she simply insane? Sandi doesn't understand, and is sure her family and fianc?
She changes her major from art history to psychology to look for answers. Then, one evening in class, the professor tries an experiment in self-hypnosis and, the whispers get a voice, her voice. A lonely, disgruntled adventurer named Doc Cowles and his associate Stan Samuels encounter a prophetic woman while exploring the Egyptian ruins of Giza. Cowles and Samuels are enthralled by her captivating persona as they follow her through the embattled Middle East, and eventually to the United States. Within days they are joined by four others and as a team they journey across the country, struggling with their troubled pasts and their ominous futures.
In this alternate reality, the US swings to an ultra right-wing position in which personal freedoms have been suspended. Interwoven with newspaper excerpts to portray the growing political and social atmosphere, Zane Smith places his characters in a time and place that could frighteningly become reality. Cold River: a survivor's story is about man's desire for freedom during a time when none existed. Jozef describes the village in which he grew up with such emotion and sadness that the reader can hear the snow crunching beneath his expectant mother's feet as she makes her way through the snow drifts.
The day after Halloween, the world population awakes to a planet with no electricity. Raphael Edmonds, known to his friends as Bear, explores his neighborhood to find that not only is there no electricity, but the atmosphere itself seems to have changed. When he hears the sound of gunfire within his usually peaceful area of the city, he knows the safest place for him and his girlfriend is a small town in the Texas Hill Country named Rollingblock. Thirteen-year-old Ronnie, part of a trio of best friends that seems to be falling apart because Amy and Jimmy are growing up faster than she is, finds solace in the company of her island's eccentric catlady, an eighty-three-year-old retired concert pianist.
A fantasy adventure based on an Icelandic myth for readers of all ages. When Tory Simmons accidentally fell into the underworld during a school field trip he never dreamed that life could be so different. At that moment S? Once you get in you can? Tory was now faced with an unknown destiny in a forbidden territory harboring horrendous creatures beyond his imagination.
He will explore unique trails and valleys, encounter magical friends as well as terrifying enemies to fulfill a prophesied fate that will determine the final outcome of the badlands and the protected territory. The Book of the Black Sun is thirty-two Lovecraftian stories arranged in eight clusters of four stories: a micro story, a flash piece, a short story and a longer short story.
Each cluster is named after a chapter in the Book of the Black Sun. References to the Cthulhu Mythos, strange mandalas, spinning eldritch gates and other themes are woven throughout the book so that the reader learns more about the mythology of the Black Sun as they read along. The final result is a creepy, self-referential mandala in itself. Lady Rebecca seems to have a perfect life. A doting father, a man who loves her. But all that changes when a dark stranger enters her life and people begin to die, horribly.
When fingers point toward her as being responsible, and thinking her love lost forever, Lady Rebecca finds herself forced to make a choice- wed a man she despises or be destroyed by the villagers, who distrust her because she has "The Power". Lady Rebecca's choice leads to a centuries long search for Damien, the ark Sorcerer to gain vengeance for what he did to her and those she loved. The Image of Christian is a fable about fame, celebrity, and other illusions. Christian answers a "help wanted" ad on the Internet and gets more than the job he desperately needs. His new boss, Grace, owns bits and pieces of this and that all over the world.
In an erotic future society genetically enhanced pets have overrun the world and driven humans into vast barricaded enclaves, where social and sexual mores have undergone drastic changes. When an alien spaceship crashes in the wilds, two competing enclaves form expeditions to recover the advanced technology. A battle between them is certain, but first they must fight their way through an overgrown countryside where intelligent animals rule supreme. Book 3 of the Felix Trilogy. Wages of Deception takes place in the future, during a time when a new emperor is about to be crowned and take a new bride.
He decides to take one last "fling" and switches places with his rogue half brother; resulting in surprises for both and the new bride to be! Georg has always known how his life would go. He would take over as Lord when his father died. But when his brother, Marcus, who has been studying with the wizards, suddenly dies, Georg is chosen to take his place. He is far from happy about this, but a member of his family has always been expected to work with the wizards. When they refuse to take his other brother, Edward.
So he agrees to go. Once there, he realizes there is something peculiar about his brother's death. Nobody seems to be willing to tell exactly what happened to Marcus. Jan 29, Elsbeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: short-stories , bellaholic , bdsm-kinky , paranormal. Bellaholic BR with Julie. So much Raphael and Brian. I needed to stay focused, because it was easy to become distracted when I had these emotions. I'll be looking forward in seeing more of that. And Bellaholic BR with Julie. And there will be more, I'm sure. Brian is going to kick ass with Raphael on his side! With a lot of concentration, I felt my skin shift and my teeth grow sharper in my mouth.
I could feel the pointy tips against my lip, so I knew I was in full demon form. I also felt the shift. Something within me felt darker when my demon-self was present. I like how this series is developping!! Now, it's waiting again Jan 29, Tracy Willoughby rated it it was amazing. Coming to terms I really enjoyed this fifth installment in the demon gates series.
It's nice to see Brian accepting his new life and to see Brian and Raphael becoming more of couple. The sex scenes were hot the battle scene epic. I really felt Brian is becoming who he was always meant to be. Might I even say this was the best book in the series. I can't wait to see how Nicholas bella pulls off book 6. If you you haven't checked out the demon gates series I highly recommend you do. If you've read Coming to terms I really enjoyed this fifth installment in the demon gates series. If you've read books 1 through 4 then you need to read charmed. Brian and Raphael will surely steal more of your heart.
Feb 06, Tounorris Walker rated it really liked it. Hard pun intended to put down. Master Bella had done it again! This book is as good as the others in this series!
Erotica - Black Velvet Seductions
If you are not a fan, it's because you have read any of his books! Flat characters with extremely low IQ, and only one priority regardless of the circumstances: Sex! Poorly written, boring sex scenes! Apr 21, Sandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: m-m , This book is not different from others in the series.
The sex is hot. It's nice to see Brian coming to term with his sluttiness. I also love that Raphael is being sweet and helpful. As for King Adriel, instead of minding other people sex life, why don't he read mind of some villain demons to get to the bottom of the business? I gave 4. Raphael must be a saint to put up with him. Brian is also kind of TSTL for my taste. It's quite unbelievable that he is a policeman and he was a marine with how mess up he is in actions. Feb 16, Grace rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , audio. I didn't think Brian and Raphael would get to this part of the relationship..?
That there would be emotions, I know he basically be willing to jump any guy he sees. He lusts every dude out there it seems.. I've totally been waiting for that..? And then there's Raphael, badass demon extraordinaire. All power and whatnot. And yeah, it gets I didn't think Brian and Raphael would get to this part of the relationship..? And yeah, it gets me too that he is kinda quite soft on Brian. They are mates and shit, but I still think it's beautiful. Apr 07, John-Torleif Harris rated it really liked it.
Weren't rules being broken in this book? I have to admit that I was a bit confused in this book, didn't the king only permit them to cum three times a week? There was a lot more than that happening in just a couple of days, and I can only think of once when they actually had royal permission.
Other than that one thing, I loved the story in this book and the sex was as hot as ever. Is it really so hard?! Sep 05, Barbara M. This book was a great, I loved it and could not put it down! Definitely a must read, it absolutely amazing, excitement, loving moment's and sexy characters! Oct 26, Michele Evans rated it it was amazing. Love when the king gets involved too. Love how Rafael is helping Brian save the world as well. Awesome author.
Jan 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. Trust What started out as a simple and sexual mating is now becoming a relationship building on trust,role reversal and deep understanding. Sep 04, Karen Bennett rated it it was amazing. Brain Submits? Learning to live, love, and fight as a demon is challenging for Brian but with the help of Raphael and Adriel he will make it. Will he truly become a mans man? Raphael can speak Italian to me anytime!
Speak to me, Raphael Jan 30, AGandyGirl rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-reread , bellaholic , hot-as-hell , br-with-elsbeth , 5-star-read , hot-demons. That was exactly what I needed and overall a very different ride than episode 4. I hovered around 4 stars until that end. It's a 4. Praise the lord!! I adore Brian and Raphael and their bonding is explosive! The plot was also in full force this time as well and we are left with many more questions.
I am worried though We shall see. This installment was definitely worth the wait and it seems the next may come quicker than expected. Another Bellaholic ride with Els!!
Charmed: Episode Five
Makes Julie a giddy girl. I could feel his heat and the beating of his heart as his chest rose and fell against mine. The intimacy we shared, no matter how physical, always seemed to make me feel like our bond was growing stronger. Your warped sense of submission is quite frankly irritating to say the least. Who directs the fricking horse? He seemed to realise his power there, and then somehow in this episode he just lost it. Feb 03, Daria rated it it was amazing Shelves: arcs , paranormal , series-sets , starred-rating , favorites.
Nicholas Bella just rocks it and continues to do so. From the very first book I read which was Embraced I was hooked. His newest series Demon Gate which is now up to the 5th book, Charmed. I just want more All the books, the series later Nicholas shows his talent is not a fluke but a continued show of amazing talent. Oh Brian, he was close to annoying me in this book.
I was like dude suck it up buttercup. He reminded me a bit a yo-yo his body was way okay with his new station in life, his mind on the other hand was having a hard time accepting.