Heroines Hellions

Author: Margo Bond Collins
Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing
ISBN: 9781537850603
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Fiction

NO DAMSELS ALLOWED! 20 Kickass Heroines. 20 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels. 0 Damsels in Distress. Do you like your leading ladies to save the day…or raze it? No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 20 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy and fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then you’re ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy/Fantasy collection! Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today! New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak Award-Winning author Bec McMaster USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis Award-Winning author Rene Folsom USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules LJ Andrews Louisa Klein USA Today bestselling author Melle Amade Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris Award-Winning author Kim Cleary Writer’s Digest Award Winning Author Maria Monroe Christina Walker USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens Award-Winning author D.D. Miers Award-Winning author Gina A. Watson USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton Elise Marion Award-Winning author Carly Fall

Sigils and Spells

Author: Lori Titus
Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing
ISBN: 9781537844817
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Fiction

A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark. Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe. SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars. From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now. Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today - before it disappears forever! *** Including stories from... Lori Titus Kris Austen Radcliffe USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens USA Today bestselling author Lee Hayton Rita Stradling Eva Pohler Faith Marlow & Lily Luchesi M.R. Graham Award-Winning author Carmen Fox Tina Glasneck Sedona Venez J.N. Colon Cheri Winters USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon RJ Blain USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren Amy Evans Catherine Banks Award-Winning author V.A. Dold Dylan Keefer Award-Winning author Ali Cross Michel Prince Danny Bell Tiana Laveen

Dark City

Author: Kit Hallows
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539538028
Release Date: 2016-09-24
Genre:

Black Magic. Ritual Murders. Ancient Secrets. Welcome to the Dark City. Vampires, demons, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night are all in a day's work for supernatural Detective Morgan Rook. Until a malevolent force arrives, a force darker than anything he's ever known. When a new wave of ritual murders hits the city, Morgan thinks he's finally found his sworn enemy; the witch who cursed and killed the woman he loved. The witch he means to destroy by any means necessary. But as corpses appear inscribed with strange occult symbols, and rigged with paranormal traps, Morgan realizes he's facing a terrifying new evil. And that the only way of stopping the killer is to confront his own past by entering a terrifying labyrinth of shadows. Dark City is a fast paced urban fantasy supernatural thriller brimming with magic, spine-chilling horror and otherworldly monsters.

Tales Before Narnia

Author: Douglas Allen Anderson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345498909
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

A collection of eighteen classic fantasy tales and two poems notes their connection to C.S. Lewis's fictional works and includes such pieces as Roger Lancelyn Green's "The Wood That Time Forgot" and E. Nesbit's "The Aunt and Amabel."

Pile of Bones

Author: Bailey Cunningham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101624890
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Fiction

In one world, they’re ordinary university students. In another world, they are a company of heroes in a place of magic and myth called Anfractus… The Cree called the area Oscana, “pile of bones,” a fertile hunting ground where game abounded. The white settlers changed that to Wascana. And centuries later, it became Wascana Park, a wooded retreat in the midst of the urban sprawl of Regina. For a select few, who stay in the park until midnight, the land reverts into a magical kingdom, populated by heroes and monsters. They become warriors, bards, archers, gladiators. In the city called Anfractus, they live out a real-life role playing game. All harmless fun—until they find themselves in the middle of an assassination plot which threatens to upset the balance of everything. Politics are changing, and old borders are about to disappear. The magic of Anfractus is bleeding into the real world—an incursion far more dangerous than the students suspect. Only they know what is happening—and only they can stop it...

Wrath Ruin

Author: J.L. O'Faolain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781627982399
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Fiction

Superhero Push and his team have battled many problems in Shove Point. Now they face an alien invasion, but there's friction in the group.

Jade City

Author: Fonda Lee
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316440899
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Fiction

Four siblings battle rival clans for honor and power in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis. JADE CITY is an epic saga reminiscent of The Godfather with magic and kungfu, NOMINATED FOR THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL AND THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL OF 2017. Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets -- and of Kekon itself. Jade City is the first novel in an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.

Tales from Alternate Earths 2

Author: Brent A. Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 1718159072
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre:

The successor to the Sidewise Award winning Tales From Alternate Earths is here. Step into the worlds that might have been, the worlds of alternate history where climate change plunges the Earth into a frozen landscape, where the Moon landings may not have happened the way they did in our world, where a 10th century polymath invents the glider and changes the world, where Jacques Cousteau's successors create an undersea city, where Soviet astronauts are feted as heroes as they lead the way in space, where time travel runs wild and where fairy beings tiptoe into reality. All this and more. There are Americas of a different tilt, an alternate path steering away from world war, and nations where the most dangerous thing is knowledge. Authors Jessica Holmes, Daniel M. Bensen, Rob Edwards, Leo McBride, Christopher Edwards, Gideon Marcus, Casia Courtier, Jeff Provine, Cindy Tomamichel, Brent A. Harris and Bonnie Milani show us the world that might have been - if the world had taken a different path. This is the seventh anthology from Inklings Press, as we continue to open the door onto different worlds, with a foreword by Sidewise Award winner Daniel M. Bensen.

Sandman Slim

Author: Richard Kadrey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006199944X
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Fiction

“An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece.” —William Gibson “A sharp-edged urban fantasy, drenched in blood and cynicism, tipping its hat to Sam Peckinpah, Raymond Chandler, and the anti-heroes of Hong Kong cinema….A bravura performance.” —San Francisco Chronicle “I couldn’t put it down.” —Charlaine Harris Sandman Slim has arrived—a wild and weird, edge-of-your-seat supernatural roller-coaster rider that propels author Richard Kadrey to the forefront of the fantasy, thriller, and a host of other literary genres. This spellbinding, utterly remarkable tale of a vengeful magician/hitman’s return from hell is part H.P. Lovecraft, part Christopher Moore, part Jim Butcher, and totally, unabashedly dark, twisted, and hilarious.

The Tainted Crown

Author: Meg Cowley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545026653
Release Date: 2017-04-19
Genre:

Read the series described as "Game of Thrones for teenagers"... What is the price of kingship? The kingdom of Caledan is thrown into turmoil by the queen's murder. Her heir, Soren, flees with a price on his head after being framed for the killing by his uncle Zaki, who seizes the legendary throne of the Dragon Kings and rules with an iron fist to crush dissent. However, suspicion is rife following Zaki's ill-omened coronation and a crime ill-fitting the beloved Prince Soren. Now a fugitive roaming the wild, Soren has lost everything. He tries to reconcile his grief and determine how he can reclaim his throne when fate has left him with just one old man, but the odds are greatly against him. If no-one follows him, or believes his innocence, is he worthy to rule? Across the kingdom, Soren's cousin Eve takes matters into her own hands and journeys to the ethereal Eldarkind on his behalf, however this reveals her own inescapable fate. As she comes to terms with the gift and the curse of magic, Eve risks her life to help Soren. Before the fragile peace shatters, can Soren reclaim the throne - and should he? Discover an epic, coming-of-age fantasy in The Tainted Crown. If you liked The Lord of the Rings, The Inheritance Cycle, or The Books of Pellinor, then you'll love the Books of Caledan series. Buy your copy of The Tainted Crown: The First Book of Caledan today!

The Jennifer Morgue

Author: Charles Stross
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0441016715
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Fiction

A geekish demonology hacker for "The Laundry," Bob Howard finds himself forced into the unlikely role of savior of the world, when ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington embarks on plans to release an eldritch horror that communicates with the dead, the Jennifer Morgue, from the depths of the sea in order to rule the world.

The Eight

Author: Katherine Neville
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504013673
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Fiction

The riveting #1 international bestselling novel about the quest across centuries by two intrepid women in different eras to reunite the pieces of a powerful, ancient chess set A fabulous, bejeweled chess set that belonged to Charlemagne has been buried in a Pyrenees abbey for a thousand years. As the bloody French Revolution rages in Paris, the nuns dig it up and scatter its pieces across the globe because, when united, the set contains a secret power that could topple civilizations. To keep the set from falling into the wrong hands, two novices, Valentine and Mireille, embark on an adventure that begins in the streets of Paris and leads to Russia, Egypt, Corsica, and into the heart of the Algerian Sahara. Two hundred years later, while on assignment in Algeria, computer expert Catherine Velis finds herself drawn unwillingly into the deadly “Game” still swirling around the legendary chess set—a game that will require her to risk her life and match wits with diabolical forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101137192
Release Date: 2005-04-21
Genre: Fiction

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

The Brooding Crown

Author: Meg Cowley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546744258
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre:

Read the book described as "Game of Thrones for teenagers"... Where is the line between good and evil? Soren has defeated his usurping uncle and the semblance of peace has returned to Caledan, but surrounded by the twelve noble houses of Caledan, King Soren can trust few. In the shadows, treasonous thoughts grow. When news of Zaki's presence in Roher reaches Soren, can he ally all of Caledan to his cause - and keep them? Zaki has not given up on his plans to regain Caledan's throne. First he must prove himself to Harad, the mighty king of Roher, but Zaki will stop at nothing to gain the support of Roher's army, march on Caledan's borders and take back the throne of the dragon kings. War returns to Caledan, but a greater threat looms. The pact is broken. The Eldarkind are fading. The dragons war amongst themselves. A power too terrible to name grows in the North, and He seeks revenge. Only Eve stands in His way - but can she stop magic as old as time? Return to Caledan for the fast paced sequel of The Tainted Crown, that fans of The Lord of the Rings, Inheritance Cycle and Books of Pellinor will love. Buy The Brooding Crown today!

The Poetics of Science Fiction

Author: Peter Stockwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317878179
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop new insights into the language of the literary context. The discussion ranges from a detailed investigation of new words and metaphors, to the exploration of new worlds, from pulp science fiction to the genre's literary masterpieces, its special effects and poetic expression. Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.