Heart on Fire
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
One of Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now and the riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles! GODS. I'M AN IDIOT. Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible. True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn't just an abstract concept; it's me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I'm an idea in human form. I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips. The only thing ever stopping me has been me. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2) Heart on Fire (Book 3) Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles: A NPR Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month A Bustle Best Romance of 2016 Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles "A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author "Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review "Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author "Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review "Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author "Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King "Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot "Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."—Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious "I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books
A Promise of Fire
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016! An NPR Best Book of 2016! "I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER... BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT Catalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever. Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2, coming January 2017) Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming Fall 2017) Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles "Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire More Praise for A Promise of Fire: "I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." —Kirkus STARRED Review "Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series "Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."—Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post "A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Publisher: Piatkus Books
A delicious new heart-pounding romantic adventure from USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet! Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations. Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts. What Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed... unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other - while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry. Shade swallowed the bad taste in his mouth. Two hundred million. He could buy back his birthright and live like a king forever on that. Captain T. Bailey. Beautiful. Ballsy. And Brave. A wanted criminal. Indecision clawed at his chest. He knew where she was. The easiest nab and grab of his life was waiting for him. He could land two hundred million in his account. Double that if she still had the goods. Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles: An NPR Best Book of 2016! A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 and 2017! An Amazon Best Book of 2016 and 2017! A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month! A Bustle Best Romance of 2016! Readers are raving about Amanda Bouchet's Kingmaker Chronicles: 'A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author 'Loved it!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author 'A terrific blend of fantasy, action, and romance' Jennifer Estep, New York Times bestselling author 'Simply brilliant' Kirkus STARRED Review 'Utterly breathtaking!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author 'I love these books!' Chloe Neill, New York Times bestselling author 'Easily my favorite book of 2016!' Bookriot 'Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off' Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious 'Absolutely fabulous' C.L. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author 'I think you all should just go read it now' Smexy Books 'I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Bouchet continues to not only set the bar for fantasy romance but to crash over it' Booklist STARRED Review
Author: Gemma Perfect
Everleigh is the Kingmaker and she has one week to live. She will be sacrificed on her seventeenth birthday and her magical blood will decide which one of her brothers becomes the new King of the Realm. Her blood will kill one and crown one. Resigned to her fate, and counting down the days until her death, the wise woman of the castle tells Everleigh that according to a prophecy, not only will she live, but she will rule as the first ever Queen of the Realm. Overjoyed at the chance to live, and thrilled when previously untapped magical powers come to light, Everleigh is ready to be a great Queen, but not everyone in the Realm feels the same way and more than one will stop at nothing to get the crown.
Wanted and Wired
Author: Vivien Jackson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you." -DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author A rip-roarin' new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places... Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo. Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it's the perfect storm... More praise: "Wanted and Wired delivers a high-octane adventure with riveting twists and turns, fresh yet gritty characters, and miles of sci-fi sizzle. I loved it!"-Amanda Bouchet, award-winning author of A Promise of Fire
The Winter King
Author: C. L. Wilson
Publisher: Harper Collins
An epic new fantasy romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author C. L. Wilson After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on. Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion. As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.
The Emperor's Arrow
Author: Lauren D.M. Smith
Publisher: Carina Press
Grand Prize Winner of Harlequin's 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest Debut author Lauren D.M. Smith delivers an epic fantasy romance in this soaring tale of a kickass warrior and the emperor she's honor-bound to defend The bride candidates have been summoned. Their numbers are many, yet only one is an Amazzi warrior. Only one would give her life to protect him. Evony of Aureline, warrior of her people, has no intention of becoming a hideous old man's bride. Though her people have sworn their loyalty to the legendary emperor Galen, Evony knows little of courts and intrigue. It's simply not her world. Yet it's on the palace training grounds where Evony's archery skills gain her the respect of soldiers and legates alike. The emperor himself takes notice of the beautiful, ruthless warrior. In turn, the young, steely eyed Galen is nothing at all what Evony expected. This man could very well conquer her heart. But does he feel the same? As the rivalry among the remaining bride candidates intensifies and the plot for the throne unfolds, Evony must make a grave choice: fulfill her destiny and protect her people or follow her heart and pursue true love. Either way, the honor of the Amazzi people and the future of the empire now rests with Evony of Aureline. For she is the Emperor's Arrow. This book is approximately 85,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
Author: Shawna Thomas
Selia has run her family's tavern since she was fifteen and can hunt and fight the equal of any man. When she rescues a badly wounded man and nurses him back to health, she has no idea she's about to change not only her life, but also the destinies of two peoples… The battered warrior is Svistra—a race of bloodthirsty savages determined to destroy her homeland. Or so the stories claim. Jaden reveals a different truth: how his ancestors were driven into the barren northern mountains. Now they are strong and war parties are pushing south wanting their land back. The son of a Svistra Commander, Jaden is looking for a way to bring peace to both humans and Svistrans. He tries to ignore his growing passion for Selia, but when she is captured he has to decide what he would be willing to sacrifice to save the woman he loves… 105,000 words
Breath of Fire
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
A USA Today Bestseller! "Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD... BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT "Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a warrior queen to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power. Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world—for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin risk sacrificing everything they've fought for. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or die trying. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2) Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming January 2018) More praise for Breath of Fire: "Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus, STARRED Review "[Bouchet's] world-building reaches new heights . . . [a] page-turning addition to the series."—Booklist, STARRED Review "Bouchet ramps up the excitement . . . with high-intensity passion; adrenaline-fueled battles of wits, magic, and might; a host of magical creatures; and enough politics and world-shaking to keep readers eager for the final volume."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles "Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review for A Promise of Fire "Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author "Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author "Masterful worldbuilding."—Kirkus STARRED Review "Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King "Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot "I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books "Simply awesome!"—The Romance Reviews
Teen soldier Mara de la Luz is about to find out what makes her so special that some would kidnap and kill her-and others, willingly die for her. ENDLESS CARNAGE. ENDLESS QUESTIONS. Mara is a 17-year-old soldier who's spent years fighting a war that's lasted generations. Wide-eyed children, some just turned thirteen, rarely survive their first fights despite her best efforts to train and lead them. What she thinks she wants is to uncover the root causes of the war between the Protectors and the masked Gaishan, maybe find a way to end it. But what she really wants is a future-for herself and the others-beyond the battlefield. Then she's injured in combat, and when an enemy fighter not only heals her wounds but reveals his face, she sees the promise of all she desires. This cunning teen Gaishan has answers to her questions, but first she must commit treason and travel beyond the boundaries of her world. She must brave a place where everything rests on the point of a blade: her loyalties, her friends, her heart.
Author: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
Publisher: Prometheus Books
The epic Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss. A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs. To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fearsome weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon. As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clans--Gareth's brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Fire Lord's Lover
Author: Kathryne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews! An Outstanding Book from Merrimon Book Reviews! Nominated for Book of the Week from LASR Reviews!"A Tolkien-esque world combined with an eighteenth-century historical romance produces a satisfying tale with twists you'll never expect. Excellent!"-Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Pride Mates In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father-until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever. Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married. But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive. A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Fire Lord's Lover will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will adore this imaginative unexpected love story between the son of a tyrant and the woman sent to take them both down. The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy: The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1) The Lady of the Storm (Book 2): Giles Beaumont is reluctantly assigned to protect an Elven Lord's daughter...until he falls under her enchanting spell The Lord of Illusion (Book 3): Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest. What readers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "It was so good that I read it in one day...and then I read it again!!" "It was different; keeping me entranced trying to figure out what was going to happen next." "...engaged and engrossed right from the first chapter in the fascinating world of Elvin magic and ensuing romance." "It's very satisfying, as addictive as chocolate covered pretzels with a side of Nutella." What reviewers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "The Fire Lord's Lover is a touching love story that will sweep you away into another time and place where the elves rule and love is found in unlikely places."- CK2S Kwips and Kritiques "...so well written and her characters are so rich and captivating that I simply could not put it down."- The San Francisco Book Review "A very unique series that will enchant lovers of historicals and fantasy. A beautiful gem to be treasured."-Booklovers, Inc. "Charming, sweeping-of-your-feet romantic and toe-curling sensuous"-Erotic Horizon What people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy "As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior "[Kennedy] has created characters that live and breathe between the pages; a talent which is, in my opinion, a hallmark of skilled storytelling."-Fresh Fiction "Ms. Kennedy's a pro at creating memorable characters, comical situations, a fun dialog, and an endearing love story."-Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Author: Patricia Rice
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
He's a Lonely Highland Lord... Aidan Dougal is deadly, and he knows it. His self-imposed isolation is to keep others out of harm's way. However, it also makes any kind of intimacy impossible...and certainly not marriage! Asking for help is beyond him until a woman unlike any he's ever met slips into his life like an answered prayer. She's a Complication He Never Expected Mora Abbott has been trained in patience, prudence, and practicality. But all those virtues fly out the window the moment she meets Aidan. She has a gift for saving people, but the more time she spends with the dark Scottish lord, the more she realizes she's the one in danger...of completely losing herself to his wicked ways. Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice "Rich has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters."—Booklist "You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion."—The Romantic Reader
Author: Grace Draven
A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance. Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses. But this year is different. Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion--and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. Unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan. To protect her family and village, she will abandon everything to return to the Empire--and burn once more.
Darynda Jones has garnered a strong following with her series starring Grim Reaper Charley Davidson. Here together for the first time in a stunning eBook bundle are the first three novels in the New York Times bestselling paranormal series: First Grave on the Right Charley sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. Second Grave on the Left When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven...well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. Third Grave Dead Ahead Every time Charley closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?