Author: F. Sharon Swope, Swope Parente Genilee
Publisher: Gsp Publishing
In the third book of The Fate Series, detective Sam Osborne takes the kind of case he swore he'd never touch: a possible child abduction. His journey to find the child takes him deep into Amish country accompanied by the mother he swore to help.
Choices of Fate - Alexa Ryan has a comfortable life, but an unusual condition forces her to keep the world, and all hope of love, at a distance. Ethan Kellar spent his long life running from his destiny, from his role in changing the fate of the world. Until the night Alexa falls into his arms. Believing she is the key to escaping his fate, Ethan gives in to their intense physical attraction only to discover that in trying to cheat destiny, he set it in motion. So he does the only thing he can to save them both. He walks away. Consumed by grief, Alexa is lost until she learns her brief encounter with love resulted in a child. When that child falls ill, her search for answers leads her back to Ethan and thrusts her into his dark and mysterious world, unlocking the secrets of her past and revealing threats to their future. Together, they fight to protect their love, but one battle remains that Ethan must fight alone as he struggles to choose his own path and avoid the choices of fate. Redemption of Fate - When Ethan Kellar awakens in the dark he struggles to remember who or where he is. His mind and body feel foreign, like a flesh and blood prison, until he discovers the lifeless form of his beautiful wife, Alexa, in his arms. On mandatory lockdown at the Elite compound, Cami Kline has never felt more trapped in the place she’s called home for nearly two centuries. Trapped by fear for her missing brother, Ethan, and by the unwanted, yet undeniable, attraction to her cocky new brother-in-law, Jared. When the body of one of their kind is discovered by humans, the Elite are forced to intervene, giving Cami a reprieve as she leads the team to retrieve the body and clean up the mess before the race is exposed. Meanwhile, through a forced blood bond, Lucias uses Ethan in in his quest to rule humans and vampires alike. Unbeknownst to Lucias and despite Alexa’s death, the mate bond remains keeping a small part of Ethan beyond Lucias’ control, but will he eventually give in to the darkness or will it be enough to redeem him. Absolution of Fate - After his wife was ripped away along with his free will, Ethan is forced to watch a monster walk away with his only daughter. Locked in a cell, the last shred of the man he was slips away. Meanwhile, the woman he thought he lost is fighting her way back to him. Having sacrificed herself to save those she loves, Chloe is trapped under Lucias’s watchful eye. He demands she bind herself to him, or remain cut off from the world forever. As she struggles to hang on to the hope of being with her family again, Chloe manages to find comfort in the most unlikely of places. When an accident reveals Chloe’s most dangerous power, plans are set in motion that change the course of the world and finally bring an end to the war her kind have been fighting for centuries.
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Sixteen-year-old Violet Willoughby has been part of her mother's Spiritualist scam since she was 9 years old, but during an 1872 house party in Hampshire, England, she is horrified to learn that she can actually see ghosts, one of whom wants Violet to solve her murder.
"Passion, redemption, and a battered old suitcase full of secrets: the New York Times-bestselling author of A Hundred Summers returns with another engrossing tale of lost love and female ambition that crosses generations. Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Mad Men world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family's past, and the hushed-over crime passionnel of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history. Berlin, 1914. Violet Schuyler Grant endures her marriage to the philandering and decades-older scientist Dr. Walter Grant for one reason: for all his faults, he provides the necessary support to her liminal position as a young American female physicist in prewar Germany. The arrival of Dr. Grant's magnetic former student at the beginning of Europe's fateful summer interrupts this delicate detente. Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British Army, challenges Violet to escape her husband's perverse hold, and as the world edges into war and Lionel's shocking true motives become evident, Violet is tempted to take the ultimate step to set herself free and seek a life of her own conviction with a man whose cause is as audacious as her own. As the iridescent and fractured Vivian digs deeper into her aunt's past and the mystery of her ultimate fate, Violet's story of determination and desire unfolds, shedding light on the darkness of her years abroad and teaching Vivian to reach forward with grace for the ambitious future--and the love--she wants most."--
Author: J.C. Diem
Publisher: J.C. Diem
This bundle includes the first three books of the Hellscourge Series: Road To Hell: Violet Harper is just about to turn seventeen when her world is torn apart. Fleeing from her home and from the creatures who took everything from her, she ends up in New York. The city that never sleeps isn’t quite the safe haven that she’d hoped for. It is teeming with demons who are out for her blood. Encountering three strange allies, Violet soon learns that a war is raging between heaven and hell and that she is directly in the middle of it. The new master of hell is planning a hostile takeover of Earth. It is apparently her destiny to stop him from breaking open the gates to the underworld and releasing a flood of ravenous demons on humanity. Armed with only her wits and sarcasm, it will take strength and courage that she never knew she possessed to face the ordeals ahead. What Violet doesn’t know yet is that she won’t be alone. The guardian angel she’d always thought was just in her imagination is very real. He will be watching over her and guarding her back as she faces the minions of hell. To Hell And Back: Chosen by Fate to save her world from being overrun by demons, Violet Harper doesn’t just have the Hellmaster’s minions to contend with. She now also has to avoid a demonic creature that has been sent through the portal to spy on her. Unexpectedly running into the boyfriend that she’d left behind in Denver, she must decide whether to renew her relationship with him. If she does, she will have to juggle seeing him with training and searching for the hidden entrances to hell. Keeping him a secret from the rest of the team will be far from easy. If Nathan finds out, she isn’t sure what the consequences would be. Her friends aren’t the only angels who are trapped in the city. Violet meets two more celestial beings and it is hard to tell whether they are her allies or her enemies. Even with her personal life in disarray, she can’t lose focus on her task. She must to enter the eighth realm of hell, confront one of the Demon Princes and find the next piece of the mysterious object of power. Hell Bound: Violet always knew that her mission to save the world from a horde of demons wouldn’t be easy. But she didn’t anticipate just how many obstacles would be thrown in her way. Her task doesn’t get any easier when she is forced to wonder whether some of her allies are really on her side. Her secret relationship with Zach is facing its own challenges. He is unaware of the struggles that she faces, but he has his own problems to deal with. His troubles might not be supernatural in nature, yet they could easily tear them apart. To add to her burden, she has to fight her growing feelings for her guardian angel, Nathan. As if things weren’t already bad enough, the Hellmaster’s pet raven is seeking vengeance for the loss of its eye. Hell bent on punishing her, its revenge triggers an event that will change everything for Violet. If she survives her trip to the seventh realm of hell, she won’t be the same person when she returns. (Young adult paranormal romance, coming of age, angels and demons, paranormal romance, urban fantasy)
This bundle includes the seventh, eighth and ninth books in the Hellscourge series. Hell Raiser: Growing tired of being chased by Vepar and her death squad, Violet and her friends embark on a plan to turn things around. The Demon Lord doesn’t know it, but the hunter might soon become the hunted. Bob hasn’t given up on punishing Violet for her past humiliation of him. If he gets his hands on her, he’ll make her regret the day they first met when she’d chopped his fingers off. Staying out of his clutches is on the top of her list of things to avoid, yet it won’t be easy. Violet’s next trip to hell will be fraught with danger. Not just for her, but for her best friend as well. Sam is perilously close to becoming human again, which means he is fragile and easily broken. She must hunt down the Demon Prince, find the object that he has in his possession and keep Sam safe from harm. Hell Hath No Fury: Without her soul to balance her opposing natures, Violet’s transformation into a demon is nearing completion. The evil that resides inside her is becoming harder to contain. If she doesn’t find her essence soon, the balance could be permanently tipped towards the darkness. Sophia foresaw that someone close to Violet would betray her. Already edging towards the dark side, when she learns the details of the treachery, she is sent teetering to the brink of no return. Fleeing from her betrayer, Violet seeks refuge only to be caught by her enemies. With only two Demon Princes left to defeat, she is nearing the end of the mission that Fate burdened her with. She will need to call on the help of an unusual ally to be able to survive the trials ahead. All Hell Breaks Loose: Violet is now nearing the end of her harrowing journey, but she still has a lot to accomplish. She is in danger of turning to the dark side and needs to take drastic action to purge herself of the toxin. She will have to trust in Fate that her plan won’t go horribly wrong. Leo is still being held captive by the angels. Violet needs to rescue him and to retrieve Nathan’s grace as well. It will take skills that she doesn’t yet possess to pull this off. Once more, she will need to suffer before she can gain the abilities that she will need. When it comes to her friends, she is willing to do whatever she has to in order to keep them safe. Violet still has one final fragment of the object of power to retrieve, which means she will need to return to hell again. The Demon Princes warned her that disaster would fall once she killed them all. She will finally learn what they meant, but by then it will be too late. It will take power that is currently out of her reach to stop the apocalypse from wiping out humanity.
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End. If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to expose yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.
Author: Jaime Reed
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Book 1 of The Cambion Chronicles He's persuasive, charming, and way too mysterious. And for Samara Marshall, her co-worker is everything she wants most--and everything she most fears. . . Samara Marshall is determined to make the summer before her senior year the best ever. Her plan: enjoy downtime with friends and work to save up cash for her dream car. Summer romance is not on her to-do list, but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co-worker, Caleb Baker, is. From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him, Samara is the only one to sense danger behind his smile. But Caleb's secrets are drawing Samara into a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival. And as a sinister power closes in on those she loves, Samara must take a risk that will change her life forever. . .or consume it. "Jaime Reed breathes fresh life into paranormal romance. I loved it!" --Lee Nichols, author of the Haunting Emma series
Author: Gen Urobuchi
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
A toast between kings is raised as Rider broaches not only a cask, but a conversation between himself, Saber, and Archer amidst the half-razed grounds of the Einzbern estate. Their war of weapons has been put aside just for the moment in favor of a war of words--a "Holy Grail Dialogue" fought with keen tounges...debating who among these legends of history truly possesses the rank befitting their noble names!
The Lady's Fate
Author: Anne Gallagher
Publisher: Anne Gallagher
Volume Three The Reluctant Grooms Lady Violet Flowers has only one Season to find a husband. Raised in the Queen’s household, Violet is elevated in rank, yet with no dowry, she will likely bring her mother disgrace, unable to find a good match, if any. The widowed Marquess of Haverlane needs the perfect nanny for his beloved daughter, Jane. Fortunately for Haverlane, when the plump, but very pretty Lady Violet rescues Jane from almost drowning, the solution to his problem stands before him. After negotiating with her mother, Violet is ensconced at his country estate with Jane, and Haverlane and Violet communicate through correspondence, leading to an amiable affection. Though unwilling to think of Violet as more than a nanny, a surprising Christmas kiss compels each to see the other in a new light. However, Parliamentary demands keep them a safe distance from temptation. As the Season begins, an old flame emerges from Haverlane’s past and attempts to rekindle that fire. Bereft, Violet accepts an offer for her hand. By the time Haverlane comes to his senses, he must do what Violet has dreaded most – bring scandal to her mother’s house to try to win her back.
Author: Nick Bentley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Martin Amis is one of the most important and distinctive writers of the last thirty years and his work continues to provoke controversy and debate. From his first novel, The Rachel Papers (1973) to his more recent Lionel Asbo (2012) his fiction has engaged with the major movements in literary and critical theory over the last four decades. His experimental approach to the novel form, his creation of complex and memorable characters, and his acute awareness of the relationship between fiction and reality mark out the distinctive elements of Amis' work. In addition, his often-controversial representations of class, gender and race make him an important and provocative figure for contemporary literary studies. This book provides a critical survey and evaluation of his major works, identifying his commitment to stylistic expression and experiment alongside the ways in which his novels have engaged with social, cultural and political issues.
The Violet Jewel
Author: Tim Rayborn
Terror stalks the land of Ithlal. A great cosmic cycle is coming to an end, and the fate of all life is unknown as the fabric of reality comes undone and draws inward, to be recreated again. In this time of approaching chaos, someone has unleashed a terrible force that is destroying the land itself, and which can prevent the rebirth. And in the vast forests of Cernwood, the Vordlai, hideous winged creatures, have awakened from a centuries-old sleep, craving mortal blood and flesh. But the Land Spirit, the embodiment and Soul of all that is, will not willingly fade into oblivion. Its avatar has assembled a group of unlikely and unwilling heroes: an immortal who is half-human, a monk sworn to his vows, a reclusive forest dweller, a short tempered dwarf, and a young musical mage who unwittingly possesses a gemstone of unimaginable power. Together, they may be able to stop the growing darkness, but time is slipping away.
Author: Anna Soliveres
Publisher: Anna Soliveres
A brilliant surgeon known for his invention of Modi’s—the only cure for the deadly disease, vaincre—has gone rogue with his experiments, and the Monarchy is desperate to shut him down. That's where Aeva Storm comes in, a champion athlete with an ego to match. Aeva is the surgeon's secret weapon against the Monarchy. And they'll never know what hit them. After reconstructing her body to become a Modi unlike any he's ever created, Aeva is forced into a fight against all odds. She'll have to break loyalties, hurt family, and turn her back on newly awakened love. Thousands of lives hang in the balance in a battle that will set forth a new era. Join Aeva on her quest to see whether she's got what it takes to go up against some of the most powerful humans ever created
Author: Brandilyn Collins
Something sinuous in the water brushed against Paige’s knee. She jerked her leg away. What was that? She rose to a sitting position, groped around with her left hand. Fine wisps wound themselves around her fingers. Hair? She yanked backward, but the tendrils clung. Something solid bumped her wrist. Paige gasped. With one frantic motion she shook her arm free, grabbed the side of the hot tub, and heaved herself out. Paige Williams slips into her hot tub in the blackness of night—and finds herself face to face with death. Alone, terrified, fleeing a dark past, Paige must make an unthinkable choice. In Violet Dawn, hurtling events and richly drawn characters collide in a breathless story of murder, the need to belong, and faith’s first glimmer. One woman’s secrets unleash an entire town’s pursuit, and the truth proves as elusive as the killer in their midst.