Hätte mir jemand diese Geschichte aufgetischt, ich hätte mich genauso verhalten – ich schwör's! Beginnen wir doch einfach am Anfang.Mein Name ist Aveline. Ich komme aus Inverness, der kleinen Stadt in Schottland, die durch das Monster von Loch Ness Berühmtheit erlangte. Ich hatte angenommen, mit meinem Freund David würde sich mein Leben zum Positiven verändern. Und das wäre auch wohl so gekommen ... ... wenn da nicht Samael und Azrael gewesen wären. Mit denen geriet meine Welt aus den Fugen.Denn diese beiden Herren waren nicht das, was sie vorgaben zu sein und sie ließen nichts unversucht, mich in Teufels Küche zu bringen. Warum sie es auf mich abgesehen hatten, war mir indes anfangs nicht klar – bis ich erfuhr, dass sie hinter dem her waren, was ich IN mir trug ...
New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips presents a never-before-published novella set in a quaint upstate New York town—where Serendipity’s finest show exactly what they’re made of… Kate Andews is the original rebound girl. But she has had enough and has vowed to never be someone’s second choice again. Unfortunately, her undeniably intense desire for Nick Mancini is testing her best laid plans because Kate has carried a torch for Nick since high school—but she’s always been permanently in the friend zone. Lately, Nick has definitely noticed Kate. Unfortunately he can't get her to take him seriously. He knows he's made some stupid moves in the past but he's determined to get Kate to act on their obvious and mutual attraction. However Kate's stubborn and she's been hurt before, which means Nick will have to pull out all the stops in order to convince her he's not the same boy she used to know, and she's not second best… ...she's everything Includes a preview of Perfect Fit
The start of a compelling new urban fantasy series based in Camden, featuring Alex Verus - a mage with a dark past who can see the future . . . 'Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. Fated is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place' Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, and investigating a mysterious relic that has just turned up at the British Museum. The books in the Alex Verus series are as follows: Fated Cursed Taken Chosen Hidden Veiled Burned Bound Marked
Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire's having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she's never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico.There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes. Her grandmother recognizes Daire's episodes for what they are - a call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, a person who can navigate between the living and the dead. Guided by her grandmother, Daire must be quick to learn how to harness her powers, because Dace's brother is an evil shape-shifter, out to steal them. Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and discover whether Dace is the guy she's meant to be with . . . or if he's allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? When the person you love is the person who must betray you. If fate is already determined - can you fight it? Lucas Gray is half Shadow Warrior, half human, and a member of the Brotherhood - a group of assassins tasked with killing the last purebred Hunter on Earth before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy. The Hunter's name is Evie Tremain. Evie Tremain is seventeen-years-old, a waitress and has just discovered she is the last in a long line of demon slayers - and an unwilling participant in a war between Hunters and unhumans that has raged for the last thousand years.
Through this autobiographical piece of writing, the author takes the reader back into childhood to remind them all how lonely being a child can be, and how hard it is to grow up. As a girl, Tera had to live through the adversity of divorce, sexual exploitation, an abusive step father, and then as she became older she continued the pattern through horrible relationships. As she became an adult she started to keep secrets of her own and live a life that she didn’t want her family a part of. Come with her down the downward spiral as she tries to make sense of life, and stop the world wind that seems to rule her actions.
MARRY ME Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But "whatever it takes" has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem. . . OR ELSE Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he's there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he's a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice. . .
Author: S. G. Browne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Over the past few thousand years, Fabio has come to hate his job. As Fate, he's in charge of assigning the fortunes and misfortunes that befall most of the human race - the 83 per cent who keep screwing things up. And with the steady rise in population since the first Neanderthal set himself on fire, he can't exactly take a vacation. Frustrated with his endless parade of drug addicts and career politicians, it doesn't help watching Destiny guide her people to Nobel Peace Prizes. To make matters worse, he has a five-hundred-year-old feud with Death, and his best friends are Sloth and Gluttony. And worst of all? He's just fallen in love with a human. Sara Griffen might be on Destiny's path, but Fabio keeps bumping into her - by accident at first, and then on purpose. Getting involved with her breaks Rule No. 1 - and about ten others - setting off some cosmic-sized repercussions that could strip him of his immortality...or lead to a fate worse than death.
One fateful night with Major Hardin Cross will change my life forever. I'd never been successful in relationships, but all it takes is one strong man to show me why. I'd never been with a man before, and yet all the cards fall into place that first night. My intense attraction to Hardin isn't the only twist of fate to change my path. Hardin is alpha of the Noble Pack, and in desperate need of an heir. Never before has his mating resulted in the child I find miraculously growing within me, and the baby gives rise to a paternal protectiveness beyond his control. But me and my Chosen child are not safe, not when Hardin's rival hears of the powerful shifter who will be born to their better enemy…
The Fated PrinceHow often does the reader get the chance to read a story from four thousand years ago?This is a story from the 18th/19th dynasty of Egypt of a prince under a curse.As he battles the magical forces against him, he undertakes a journey. By his own strength he wins a princess and then, as his curse seems to catch up with him, fate offers a him a chance to show his mental skill.SekmetThe Ancient Egyptians had many things to fear. They addressed some of their fears to Sekmet, the goddess devourer worshipped in her temple by priestesses in lion skin robes.Princess of NubiaThe Nubians are a proud people. In their history they, for many years, intermarried with the nobility of the north and even conquered Egypt once, and had been pharaohs. They were also known in the past for their women warriors and warrior queens. Here a young Princess leads her people against a formidable invader.
I hate him. Someone I've loved my entire life hurt me deliberately. I never thought it'd be him that would destroy my heart out of all the guys on this planet, but he did. At one time he was one of my best friends. Where his sister was shy he was more like me, and it made things between us easy. From secret forts made out of chairs and blankets to pretending we were pirates on our parents' yacht, I always thought he'd be the one. We'd grow up and he'd realize how perfect for each other we are. Our pretend weddings still live vibrantly in my mind. Every old notebook has doodles of our names in hearts scribbled on the pages. But then the inevitable happened. We grew up. Things didn't turn out the way I thought they would. Another girl caught his eye and suddenly I was just his little sister's best friend. I've been trying hard to get his attention ever since. Makeup. Revealing clothes. Hair always perfect. Hook-ups with guys I care nothing about. None of it works. He walks right past me as if I'm just a body occupying space. And to me, he was everything. Even the current version of him—heartbroken. One night over Christmas break everything changed. For the good. For the bad. One night of my existence all of my dreams came true. But just like in the fairytale it came to an end. I was left with nothing but a gaping hole in my chest. It changed me. Then graduation came. My plans changed. You know what they say—to get over someone you get under someone else. That's what I intend to do. College is here. Destination—Miami. South Beach—here I come. A place where the parties never end and there is never a shortage of hot guys. But the thing about fairytales—they tend to end exactly where you started.
Author: Michael L. Stapleton
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism
"Direct and unmistakable intertextual connections, broad analogues of rhetoric and character, and direct verbal echoes and allusions reveal how many variations that Shakespeare works on a single pattern, dependent entirely on the dramatic situation in a particular play. The introduction and first chapter discuss the critical history of the controversy concerning Senecan influence on the playwright and argue for the use of the Tenne Tragedies as Shakespeare's intertext. The ensuing chapters extend the idea by explaining the centrality of John Studley's Medea to Shakespeare's conception of Joan la Pucelle (1 Henry V), Margaret of Anjou (2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III), and Tamora (Titus Andronicus); the further transformations of femina furens in The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice; the strange parallels between Helena (All's Well that Ends Well) and John Studley's Phaedra; and between Cleopatra and Jasper Heywood's Juno. The last chapter suggests that Imogen and Cymbeline's Queen represent an exorcism of femina furens."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Brandy L Rivers
Publisher: Brandy L Rivers
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Does knowing what’s coming ever really help? Christian asks this question every single day. He knows he’s meant for one woman, but that doesn’t make telling Delilah easier. Delilah knows what she wants, but doesn’t understand why Christian never asks her out. One bad date after another, and she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. Until she sees an old friend whispering in his ear, and her hope comes crashing down. Will fate push them together when his nightmare comes true?
Deana Lang is a young single mother. She meets Sebastian Torrance, a rich developer, while working on her job as a cashier. In a whirlwind romance, spiced with insecurities, the future of their relationship is up for grabs. Deana's best kept secret is her son's father. When he is kidnapped by his father, she is forced to confront her past and tell Sebastian all that she had kept from him.