I was standing at the bar and waiting for a friend when it happened. When my life changed forever. She strutted inside with her head held high with grace, not pretentiousness. With legs that reached her neck, and an hourglass frame perfect for gripping, she got me hard instantly. And those green eyes got the rest of my body hard too. Mistaking me for the man who cheated on her friend, she walked up to me, those green eyes burning with fire, and she slapped me so hard my skin bubbled. And damn, it felt good. She slapped me two more times, using her petite size to gain momentum as her palm crushed into my skin. I never wanted it to end. I'd never met a woman who made pain feel so good. I'd never met a woman as strong as myself. I'd never met a woman I wanted to dominate more. I'd never met a woman like her. Rome Moretti. My next submissive.
Author: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Packed with art and in-depth lore, this is the definitive exploration of the acclaimed new video game from Obsidian Entertainment! Pillars of Eternity mixes modern technology with the beloved traditions of role-playing games, introducing a new fantasy world. Every monster, every faction, every deity, and everything in between is covered within the pages of this tome, all accompanied by luscious illustrations. --from publisher.
Author: Aliette de Bodard
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-01-05
The first book in the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy: Year One-Knife, Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztecs. Human sacrifice and the magic of the living blood are the only things keeping the sun in the sky and the earth fertile. A Priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. It should be a usual investigation for Acatl, High Priest of the Dead--except that his estranged brother is involved, and the the more he digs, the deeper he is drawn into the political and magical intrigues of noblemen, soldiers, and priests-and of the gods themselves... REVIEWS: ‘ gripping mystery steeped in blood and ancient Aztec magic. I was enthralled.’ — Sean Williams ‘An Aztec priest of the dead tries to solve a murder mystery, and finds that politics may be even more powerful than magic. A vivid portrayal of an interesting culture in a truly fresh fantasy novel.’ — Kevin J. Anderson ‘Amid the mud and maize of the Mexica empire, Aliette de Bodard has composed a riveting story of murder, magic and sibling rivalry.’ — Elizabeth Bear ‘The world-building is exquisite and we *believe* we are transported to the 15th century Tenotichtlan and together with the superb voice they formed the main reason I enjoyed this book so much... Highly recommended... Ms. de Bodard is a writer to watch.’ — Fantasy Book Critic
Author: Rev. David Robert Cobb
Publisher: Rev. David Robert Cobb
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Call of the Sacred Drum Volume One - An Introduction to Shamanic Healing, describes the shamanic healing methods of North and South American, Siberian, and Hawaiian shamans and how you can use these methods for your own well being. This book not only covers the basics, which is known as core shamanism, in other words, journeying, but also delves into advanced shamanic practices not usually explained, involving the soul and the spirit of man, and more common methods such as spirit extraction, herbalism, soul retrieval, crystal and plant spirit medicine, the medicine wheel, the psychopomp, and divination. This book is a revised and reformatted edition of the Call of the Sacred Drum - Shamanic Healing Methods for Wiccan Healers, including an extra chapter on ceremonies and expanded content especially designed for use with the CSD School of Shamanism Shamanic Practitioner Course.
The obsidian mirror. Its power is great and terrible. Men have been lost in it, the dead brought back to life through it, and the future annihilated by it. Or this is what will happen unless the mirror is destroyed. Three people seek the mirror: the first has been sent from the future to shatter its power; the second will protect the mirror at all costs, obsessed with its power; and the third needs the mirror to find a murdered father and save his life. But only one can succeed. The mirror can send you to the past, but it will not bring you back. With superb world-building that includes the real world, the faery world, and a dystopic future, this hauntingly astonishing adventure is the start of a new trilogy from the master of the sci-fi/fantasy genre, Catherine Fisher. Fans of Orson Scott Card, Dr. Who, Shakespeare, and Blade Runner won't be disappointed.
Author: Peter N. Peregrine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-05-31
Genre: Social Science
The Encyclopedia of Prehistory, with regionally organized entries on each major archaeological tradition, is a comprehensive overview of human history from two million years ago to the historic period. Prepared under the auspices and with the support of the Human Relations Area Files, and an internationally distinguished advisory board, the Encyclopedia is organized regionally with entries on each major archaeological tradition, written by noted experts in the field and edited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. The volumes follow a standard format and employ comparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to use and compare. -Volume 1 focuses on Africa. -Volume 2 focuses on Arctic and Sub Arctic. -Volume 3 focuses on East Asia and Oceania. -Volume 4 focuses on Europe. -Volume 5 focuses on Middle America. -Volume 6 focuses on North America. -Volume 7 focuses on South America. -Volume 8 focuses on South & Southwest Asia. -Volume 9 is the index volume.
Author: S. Nelson
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Desperate to escape her tragic past, Sara Hawthorne packs up everything she owns and moves across the country to Seattle with her best friend Alexa. With the recent passing of her grandmother there is nothing holding her back from starting over. She dreams of a normal life, one which isn't constantly plagued by nightmares. Everything seems to be going her way until a gorgeous stranger walks into her shop, turning her world upside down.Although Alek Devera is not the relationship type, everything changes once he comes face to face with Sara. Never having met someone quite like her, he starts to question everything he knows. She intrigues him. She challenges him. She threatens the secret he's been hiding for years.Will a promise made long ago be the very same thing that destroys their chance for happiness?**Author's note** This book ends with a cliffhanger but the second book in the Addicted trilogy will be available in June 2015.
"She’ll keep you up long past your bedtime." — #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King "The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale." — Publisher’s Weekly Rediscover the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, where if you can’t carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale… Now in a three-volume box set! A TANGLED WEB Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing’s ever simple—and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back… THE FAIRY GODMOTHER Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom’s Cinderella—until fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! So she set out to make a new life for herself. But breaking with "The Tradition" is no easy matter—until she gets a little help from her own fairy godmother, who promptly offers Elena a most unexpected job… ONE GOOD KNIGHT When a dragon storms the castle, what should a (virgin) princess do? Practical-minded Princess Andromeda turns to her studies to find an answer, but cannot. The Traditional solution is to soothe the marauding dragon with a virgin sacrifice—but Andromeda herself is picked! To buck Tradition, it will take the strongest of wills, knowledge, quick wits and a refusal to give up, no matter what happens along the way…
"She'll keep you up long past your bedtime." — #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King "The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale…" — Publisher's Weekly In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale…. THE FAIRY GODMOTHER Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella—until fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! So she set out to make a new life for herself. But breaking with "The Tradition" was no easy matter—until she got a little help from her own fairy godmother. Who promptly offered Elena a most unexpected job…. Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney, she has to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. And there's one in particular who needs to be dealt with…. Sometimes a fairy godmother's work is never done…. Book 1 of Five Hundred Kingdoms. ONE GOOD KNIGHT When a dragon storms the castle, what should a (virgin) princess do? Why, turn to her studies, of course! But nothing practical-minded Princess Andromeda of Acadia finds gives a definitive solution. The only Traditional answer, though, is soothing the marauding dragon by a virgin sacrifice. Things are going fairly smoothly with the lottery—except for the women chosen, of course—until Princess Andromeda herself is picked! But facing down the dragon doesn't go quite as planned, and now, with the help of her Champion, Sir George, Andromeda searches for the dragon's lair. But even—especially—in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, bucking Tradition isn't easy. It takes the strongest of wills, knowledge, quick wits and a refusal to give up, no matter what happens along the way…. Book 2 of Five Hundred Kingdoms.
APPLE BLACK, the HIT MANGA - COMIC featured in digital anthology, Saturday AM, is now a graphic novel The young sorcerer, Sano, attempts to fulfill his destiny as savior of the world as he struggles to solve the mystery behind his father's death and research on the incredible source of power that is Apple Black.
I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty five buttons he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I'd ever known. ***TRIGGER WARNING*** There are some difficult and dark scenes that may upset some readers.
When Zahir, a desert nomad with a dark past, entered Ashet, he wasn't expecting to be hauled off to prison. When Absalom deserted the military, he never thought an army would form around him to fight the most powerful women in the country. Marietta believed she'd die in a cell in the Black Caves. She never expected freedom or to join with other broken souls to end the torture and experimentation for good. Desdemona seized the throne of the Order of Obsidian Embers ready to implement her vision of a safer world. She never imagined such opposition. Not that it would stop her. With magical warfare, mad rulers, and old scores to settle, how can anyone know hero from villain? And if the people who have been fighting for years can't tell the difference, how can Zahir choose the right side?