The Druid Next Door

Author: E. J. Russell
Publisher: Fae Out of Water
ISBN: 1626496226
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Professor Bryce MacLeod has devoted his entire life to environmentalism. But how effective can he be in saving the planet when he can't even get his surly neighbor to separate his recycling? Former Queen's Enforcer Mal Kendrick doesn't think his life could get any worse: he's been exiled from Faerie with a cursed and useless right hand. When he's not dodging random fae assassins in the Outer World, he's going toe-to-toe with his tree-hugging neighbor. And when he discovers that the tree hugger is really a druid, he's certain the gods have it in for him--after all, there's always a catch with druids. Then he's magically shackled to the man and expected to instruct him in Supernatural 101. All right, now things couldn't possibly get worse. Until a mysterious stranger offers a drunken Mal the chance to gain back all he's lost--for a price. After Mal accepts, he discovers the real catch: an ancient secret that will change his and Bryce's life forever. Ah, what the hells. Odds are they won't survive the week anyway.

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Author: E. J. Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626494959
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre:

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective--but fabulously shiny--outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he's been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project--as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option. Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad's dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications. Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon's capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it's content--not presentation--that matters.

Song of the Nightpiper

Author: Hannah Meredith
Publisher:
ISBN: 1942470045
Release Date: 2017-07-30
Genre:

Magic is disappearing from Fallucia and Rennic. Each country blames the other and hoards what power remains. Magical Talent is prized above all else. In Fallucia, magic is concentrated in the families of the Lords of High Places, but Lady Anlin hasn't the least glimmer of ability. What she does have is a will of steel, forged in despair and tempered by years of slavery in Rennic. She also has a plan to rescue the son taken from her while she was enslaved. She needs but one thing-a champion. Sir Faulk is a landless knight whose life has stripped him of all illusions. But he still harbors two impossible dreams-to have a fief of his own and to find someone to love who will love him in return. His fighting skills have now place the first of these dreams within reach. Chance, however, changes their destinies. Neither Lady Anlin nor Sir Faulk ever imagined their personal actions could reshape nations and overturn centuries-old beliefs.

Blade Dance

Author: D.L. McDermott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501106460
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Fiction

A Library Journal Best E-Original Book of 2015 For fans of Jeaniene Frost and Kresley Cole, Blade Dance is the fourth book in D.L. McDermott’s fast-paced and sexy paranormal romance series about the Boston Fae—a full-length novel available exclusively in ebook! Boston schoolteacher Ann Phillips knows better than to trust the Fae, but when one of her second graders turns up to class with both arms covered in magical tattoos, she has no choice but to turn to Finn MacUmhaill, the dangerous and charismatic Fae crime lord who controls Charlestown, for help. Finn MacUmhaill, leader of the Fianna, has had his eye on Ann Phillips for months, but a recent showdown with an old enemy has left his house broken. Between the crippling blow dealt to the Fianna and his son’s recent defection, he hasn’t had time to woo the pretty redhead. When she turns up on his doorstep asking for his help, he thinks he’s found the way to win her, but before he can act, the child goes missing, kidnapped by a rogue Druid who has discovered the key to destroying the wall between worlds. Now, Finn and Ann must ally themselves with an old adversary—the treacherous Prince Consort—to save the boy, or risk the destruction of the wall that keeps the corrupt Fae Queen and her Court at bay…

The Wren Hunt

Author: Mary Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408884942
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Every year on St Stephen's Day, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. Her pursuers are judges – a group of powerful and frightening boys who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur – their sworn enemy – the game would be up. This year, the tension between judges and augurs is at breaking point. Wren's survival, and that of her family, depends on her becoming a spy in the midst of these boys she fears most and using her talent, her magic, to steal from them the only thing that can restore her family's former power for good. But Wren's talent comes with a price. The more she uses it, the more she loses her grip on reality and soon she's questioning everything she's ever known about her family, about augurs and judges, and about the dangerous tattooed stranger who most definitely is not on her side ...

Cold Iron

Author: D.L. McDermott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476734392
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Fiction

For fans of Jeaniene Frost and Kresley Cole, this full-length novel is the first in D.L. McDermott’s fast-paced, sexy paranormal romance series—available exclusively in ebook! The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes Sídhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until she discovers a tomb filled with ancient treasure but missing a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. Gold does. Beth knows from past experience that if she isn’t vigilant, Frank will make off with the hoard. So when a man—tall, broad shouldered, and impossibly handsome—turns up in her bedroom claiming to be the tomb’s inhabitant, one of mythic god-kings of old Ireland, Beth believes it is a ploy cooked up by her ex-husband to scare her away from the excavation. But Conn is all too real. Ancient, alien, irresistible, the Fae are the stuff of dreams and nightmares, their attentions so addictive their abandoned human lovers wither and die. And this one has fixed his supernatural desire on Beth.

The Prince of Winds

Author: Tali Spencer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781613727539
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Genre: Fiction

Rimmon may be an eagle warrior, but he’s never known war, and he’s never known love—until his kingdom’s army is destroyed by Ekari, the demon of winds, and he is captured by Melkor, one of the Iron Horde that has been killing off the world's gods. Those gods have cursed Melkor and his brothers to be conquerors and never to be loved, but Melkor, hoping to overcome his fate, carries Rimmon off to his island. There, he heals Rimmon’s wounds and teaches him about sexual pleasure, earning the young warrior’s trust and fanning the flames of an attraction both men yearn to embrace. But the curses of vengeful gods are difficult to break, especially when Rimmon discovers Melkor is the demon who destroyed his home.

Through The Veil

Author: Colleen Halverson
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
ISBN: 9781633755659
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Fiction

Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she's studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war. As Commander of Trinity's elite warriors, Finn O'Connell isn't used to having his authority challenged. He doesn't know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth's abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he'll risk everything to help her. At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her. The Aisling Chronicles are best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Through the Veil Book #2 Children of the Veil

Junkyard Druid

Author: M. D. Massey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1985820781
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Genre: College students

A cursed druid, blackmailed by a faery queen to find a missing magic rock. Let's just hope they don't hack the druid off... for everyone's sake. JUNKYARD DRUID A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel From M.D. Massey Name's Colin McCool. Folks call me the Junkyard Druid. I hate that name. Despite my last name, I'm not "cool" like the other hunters in town. I don't run an occult bookstore, I've never owned a Harley, and I didn't inherit a family fortune passed down through generations of hunters before me. And I kind of have this curse on me that's messed up my life. So, things have gone to hell since I was cursed. I live in a junkyard, my mentor Finn is a heroin addict, I've got the Cold Iron Circle breathing down my neck, and the local Fae Queen Maeve is blackmailing me into doing her dirty work. Now I'm in way over my head trying to retrieve Maeve's stolen magic rock, all while helping my friend Belladonna solve a series of murders that may or may not involve the local werewolves. And did I mention that my girlfriend is a ghost? If I can just get the Faery Queen's tathlum back, and help Belladonna solve the murders... Then I just might live long enough to finish my first year of college. - - - Junkyard Druid is a new adult fantasy novel that interweaves elements of paranormal mystery and suspense to introduce an exciting new world and characters in the urban fantasy paranormal genre. It's the first book in the Colin McCool urban fantasy series for adults. Readers of Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, and Kevin Hearne will enjoy exploring this new fantasy world through the eyes of Colin McCool. Get your copy today!

Faefever

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440338166
Release Date: 2008-09-16
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil that it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's Dreamfever. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

Druid Blood

Author: Massey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997504161
Release Date: 2016-09-24
Genre:

When You're Hunted By Dark Fae, The Only Option Is To Hunt Them Back!Things are going great for Colin. He's the star of his high school baseball team, he has a killer motorcycle, and his mom's career as an artist is finally taking off. Then, a chance encounter with a leprechaun reveals that nothing in his world is as it seems...Soon, Colin and his friend Jesse are tasked with taking out the evil creature who cast a spell over their town, the ancient vampire known as the Avartagh. Now, they're being hunted by the unseelie fae, "fairies" who are are deadlier, real-life versions of their fairy tale counterparts.Thus they must attempt the impossible, and save their town from the evil fae who've taken it over. And if Colin and Jesse don't stop the fae, the Avartagh will destroy everyone and everything they love... and he'll kill them in the process.

Azuri Fae

Author: India Drummond
Publisher:
ISBN: 1908436077
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre:

Book 2 in the Caledonia Fae series. A faerie prince disappears in the borderlands, and his father enlists the help of outcast Eilidh and her bonded druid, Quinton Munro. Tantalised with hints of a lost and ancient magic, they learn that time is working against them every step of the way. Is the prince's disappearance related to the vanishing of an entire Scottish village? Faced with deception, assassination attempts, and a mad queen who would sacrifice her own child to keep a dreaded secret, Eilidh struggles with an impossible situation. Her people demand she commit treason and betray the man she loves. Will she do what duty requires, or throw away the chance to reunite the kingdom in exchange for the life she hadn't dared hope for? Caledonia Fae: Book 1: Blood Faerie Book 2: Azuri Fae Book 3: Enemy of the Fae (Coming 2012)

Underground Druid

Author: M. D. Massey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1976362911
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre:

Colin McCool is hellbent on bringing vengeance to the doorstep of the Fae. But to do so, he'll have to complete an impossible task in exchange for his passage to the mystical realm of Underhill. Will he outwit the Fae and survive this deadly undertaking? Or, will he be trapped in Underhill... forever? UNDERGROUND DRUID A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel From M.D. Massey Book 4 In The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series I thought the job was done when we broke up the Fae's child sex trafficking ring. We rescued the kids, killed the ringleaders, and everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. But as it turns out, that only happens in fairy tales. Because when you're dealing with the Fae I know, there's always another nightmare waiting in the wings. Now I'm traveling into the belly of the beast-straight into Underhill, the mystical realm of the Fae. And to pay for my passage to and from the Faery lands, I'll have to do something no one has ever done before. I'm going to steal the source of magic that powers Underhill itself. All I have to do is get to Underhill, steal a few uber-powerful magical relics from some Celtic gods, rescue the remaining children the Fae abducted, and get us all home in one piece. Oh, and I also have to outsmart Maeve, Austin's local faery queen... because I know she's not helping me travel to Underhill out of the goodness of her heart. Piece of cake, right? Yeah, right. One thing's for certain... if this mission is going to be my swan song, I intend to go down spell-slinging.

Prick of the Thistle

Author: Qeturah Edeli
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 9781682522578
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Fiction

Despite Lord Duncan Friseal's surly disposition, William finds the heir to the wealthy highland thanedom of Faoltaigh irresistible. After Lord Friseal saves William from a fate worse than death, William grows obsessed with his penetrating fuck-or-kill gaze and aches to discover what lies beneath his great kilt. Lord Friseal appears ignorant of William’s affections, but no matter; William has dealt with his fair share of capricious men and it will be only a matter of time before Lord Friseal succumbs and gives him what he craves... Lord Friseal realizes too late how dangerously attracted to William he is. He cannot resist the temptation of a man who knows exactly what he wants and where he wants it. Constrained by his station, clan, and religion, Lord Friseal must decide if his passion for a sensuous but traumatized Englishman is worth risking his family’s future and the fate of his immortal soul. Circumstances continue to thwart his swelling sentimentality as William proves to be emotionally distant for all his sexual appetite, and Lord Friseal’s intrusive houseguest, Moira MacKenzie, draws ever closer to the truth.

Isle of Winds

Author: James Fahy
Publisher:
ISBN: 151962977X
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre:

Enter the Netherworlde...Become the Changeling.'An exciting story, fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore' - Simon Clark Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy. But when Robin's Gran dies, quite suddenly and a bit mysteriously, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, Erlking Hall, a quiet estate in the solitary countryside of Lancashire. Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was... Erlking has many secrets - as do his newly found Great-Aunt Irene and her servants. After a strange encounter on the train and meeting a cold, eerie man on the platform, Robin begins to notice odd happenings at Erlking. There is more than meets the eye to this old, rambling mansion. Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself. Robin is the world's last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war. Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm. Before he can wrench power from the malevolent hands of the Netherworlde's fearsome tyrant leader, Lady Eris, he must first search for the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania. The first instalment of The Changeling Series, Isle of Winds is an engrossing tale written in the traditions of high fantasy story-telling while carving out a magical new realm. It is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series. James lives in the North of England, close to wild moors and adjacent to a haunted wind farm, with his extremely patient and long-suffering family and a very old cat named Gargoyle. When the cat dies, James plans to buy a raven and name it Quoth. He is the author of the Changeling fantasy series, following the adventures of Robin, a seemingly unremarkable boy who is swept up into a war between our world, and the Netherworlde, a shadowy realm which lies beyond our own. In addition to fantasy, James also writes Science Fiction, Urban Gothic and Steampunk, for people old enough to know better. Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK's leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes - past, present and future. Sign up to our newsletter: http://bit.ly/1LUVI4n Follow us on Twitter @venture_press Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1NnFow7