Apple iBooks

Apple iBooks

Fang: Colony: Nyx #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency): An Alien Scifi Romance

by Demelza Carlton


When vampire dentist Dr Fang (yes, really) gets invited to go to the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s speed dating event as his friend’s wingman, he can’t refuse. He isn’t looking for love, let alone his fated mate, but one taste of the pretty young human girl Dani, and he’s hooked.

Dani isn’t sure what frightens her more: aliens, vampires or dentists. Only to discover that there are much more dangerous beings in the Colony…and the hot alien vampire dentist might be the exact hero she needs right now. Maybe even forever…

$3.99 FREE!
Through 3 December
Share

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel

by Benjamin Stevenson


Curl up with this page-turning mystery perfect for fall

Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this “utterly original” (Jane Harper), “not to be missed” (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

“A witty twist on classic whodunits… Stevenson not only 'plays fair,' he plays the mystery game very, very well.” -- Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate.

I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it’s a little more complicated than that.

Have I killed someone? Yes. I have.

Who was it?

Let’s get started.

EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE

Share

The Broken Girls

by Simone St. James


A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel from the 
New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the ones too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall, and local legend says the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their friendship blossoming—until one of them mysteriously disappears....

Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago, journalist Fiona Sheridan's elder sister’s body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And although her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, Fiona can’t stop revisiting the events, unable to shake the feeling that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during renovations links the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past—and a voice that won’t be silenced....

Share

Murder on the Geneva Express: A Mac and Millie Mystery (Mac and Millie Mysteries Book 6)

by JB Michaels


Dead body found on Geneva Express!

In a perfect storm of misfortune, Mac O’Malley finds himself embroiled in a whodunnit that has everyone convinced HE has done it. Mac and Millie race against time, flee from authorities both municipal and magical, and attempt to clear Mac and his good reputation from absolute incarceration.


***FIVE STARS*** This realism in character dynamics is the key to the balanced, well-rounded storyline that Michaels understands and executes so well. The writing is clean and tight, the social structure in the magic realm and real world is defined, and the mystery-slash-accusations against Mac that force the duo into a unique situation are flawless. Very highly recommended. - Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

***FIVE STARS*** The captivating plot perfectly balances action with the depth of the characters, and I am unable to fault any aspect of this ingeniously crafted mystery. I highly recommend it to crime fiction, thriller, and fantasy fans.- Olga Markova for Readers' Favorite

***FIVE STARS*** The characters are unique and drive the plot through the search for evidence. My favorite thing about this book is how JB Michaels folded magic into the story and made it work so well. This book is an action-packed thrill ride of a crime story that will entertain readers and leave them wanting more.- Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite

***FIVE STARS*** Murder on the Geneva Express by JB Michaels is a fascinating mystery with shocking twists and gripping scenes that fans of murder mysteries will find enthralling. It is a great addition to the Mac and Millie Mystery series.- Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Share

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

by Shannon Chakraborty


"A thrilling, transportative adventure that is everything promised–Chakraborty's storytelling is fantasy at its best." -- R.F. Kuang, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel and The Poppy War

"An exhilarating, propulsive adventure, stitched from the threads of real history, Amina’s adventures are the reason to read fantasy." -- Ava Reid, internationally bestselling author of Juniper & Thorn

Shannon Chakraborty, the bestselling author of The City of Brass, spins a new trilogy of magic and mayhem on the high seas in this tale of pirates and sorcerers, forbidden artifacts and ancient mysteries, in one woman’s determined quest to seize a final chance at glory—and write her own legend.

Amina al-Sirafi should be content. After a storied and scandalous career as one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates, she’s survived backstabbing rogues, vengeful merchant princes, several husbands, and one actual demon to retire peacefully with her family to a life of piety, motherhood, and absolutely nothing that hints of the supernatural.

But when she’s tracked down by the obscenely wealthy mother of a former crewman, she’s offered a job no bandit could refuse: retrieve her comrade’s kidnapped daughter for a kingly sum. The chance to have one last adventure with her crew, do right by an old friend, and win a fortune that will secure her family’s future forever? It seems like such an obvious choice that it must be God’s will.

Yet the deeper Amina dives, the more it becomes alarmingly clear there’s more to this job, and the girl’s disappearance, than she was led to believe. For there’s always risk in wanting to become a legend, to seize one last chance at glory, to savor just a bit more power…and the price might be your very soul.

Share

The Story of Evil - An Epic Fantasy Saga (Vol. I-V)

by Tony Johnson


The Story of Evil is the first standalone novel in Tony Johnson’s literary universe, The Chronoverse. This book is a giant tome of epic fantasy made up of five volumes (Heroes of the Siege, Escape from Celestial, Three Visions, The Cursed King, and Battle for the Kingdom).

During an annual jousting tournament, a mysterious villain attacks the capital with his army. Because of this disastrous event, Stephen Brightflame, an aspiring knight, embarks on a quest to save the kingdom from further destruction. He joins up with a convicted felon, an arrogant warrior, and a Halfling woman, but learns their tragic pasts are just as dark and disturbing as his own. This 430,000 word adventure features everything that makes the fantasy genre great: knights, castles, war, prophecies, magic, monsters, and dragons! After ten years in the making, experience the complete Story of Evil - An Epic Fantasy Saga.

 

Share

Mortal Follies: A Novel (The Mortal Follies series Book 1)

by Alexis Hall


A young noblewoman must pair up with an alleged witch to ward off a curse in this irresistible sapphic romance from the bestselling author of 
Boyfriend Material.

“Fresh and delightful . . . All the interpersonal drama of Jane Austen meets all the complex treachery of Greek mythology.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

It is the year 1814, and life for a young lady of good breeding has many difficulties. There are balls to attend, fashions to follow, marriages to consider, and, of course, the tiny complication of existing in a world swarming with fairy spirits, interfering deities, and actual straight-up sorcerers.

Miss Maelys Mitchelmore finds her entry into high society hindered by an irritating curse. It begins innocuously enough with her dress slowly unmaking itself over the course of an evening at a high-profile ball, a scandal she narrowly manages to escape.

However, as the curse progresses to more fatal proportions, Miss Mitchelmore must seek out aid, even if that means mixing with undesirable company. And there are few less desirable than Lady Georgiana Landrake—a brooding, alluring young woman sardonically nicknamed “the Duke of Annadale”—who may or may not have murdered her own father and brothers to inherit their fortune. If one is to believe the gossip, she might be some kind of malign enchantress. Then again, a malign enchantress might be exactly what Miss Mitchelmore needs.

With the Duke’s help, Miss Mitchelmore delves into a world of angry gods and vindictive magic, keen to unmask the perpetrator of these otherworldly attacks. But Miss Mitchelmore’s reputation is not the only thing at risk in spending time with her new ally. For the reputed witch has her own secrets that may prove dangerous to Miss Mitchelmore’s heart—not to mention her life.

Share

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

by Katherine May


THE RUNAWAY 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT

“Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, 
On Being

“Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert  

"Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate—capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes." 
—Wall Street Journal

From the bestselling author of the 
New York Times bestseller Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age, this is an intimate, revelatory exploration of the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down.

Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. 
Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered.

A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas.

Ultimately 
Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.

Share

Daughter of the Empire (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy Book 1)

by Janny Wurts


An epic tale of adventure and intrigue, 
Daughter of the Empire is fantasy of the highest order by two of the most talented writers in the field today.

Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan.  Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni.  While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir.  Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival.  But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy.  Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all—in his own impregnable stronghold.

Share

The Nature of Fragile Things

by Susan Meissner


April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed.


Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin's odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right.

Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved.

The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.

From the acclaimed author of 
The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.

Share

The Many Lives of Ivy Wells: A Time Travel Thriller (Ivy Mystery Series Book 1)

by Michelle Files

Dying is simple. Coming back is when things get interesting.

Ivy Wells never wanted to die. When she does, she thinks it's all over. It isn't.

When the 30 year old mother of two wakes up as a 12 year old, she has to navigate her life all over again. And she remembers everything, including the serial killer who is terrorizing her small town.

Over several lifetimes, Ivy battles to save herself, her friends, and even her own children from the vicious killer.

Follow Ivy Wells in a desperate race through time as she tries to outwit the person that is killing her over and over.

What would you do if a serial killer was tracking you through time?

Teens and adults alike will love this mystery, thriller.

Ivy Mystery Series:

The Many Lives of Ivy Wells
The Many Lives of Sam Wells
The Many Lives of Jack Wells
The Many Lives of Georgie Wells

Share

A Fool's Errand (In All Jest Book 1)

by D.E. King


Watching over the kin and scraping up what work she could, was Lani’s lot, and she’d come to terms with it. Up until she stumbled on Ashantha dying in the town’s wood storage cave, that is.

There in his final breaths, he pleads with her to protect a jewel he has given his life over.

In those moments, her life changes forever as she becomes unwittingly linked to his secret society of Jesters.

The amulet Lani takes possession of is the key to an eight-hundred-year-old secret previously hidden behind a magic barrier that has begun to crack.

What begins as a journey to find answers quickly becomes a matter of life and death as she runs from Derk assassins sent to retrieve the jewel at any cost.

Far from home, halfway across Dharatan, Lani must find the only person Ashantha told her could be trusted with the amulet and free herself of its deadly burden.

A Fool's Errand is Book 1 in the In All Jest series, an epic fantasy series by fantasy author D.E. King. Book 3, Spire of Fools is out November, 2023. For pre-release updates, cover reveals and more exciting information sign up at https://kingdarryl.com

 

Share

Write Before Christmas

by Julie Hammerle

Enjoy another charming romance from our August Imprint, featuring heroines who find their perfect happily ever after in their 40's.

You’ve probably heard of me.

Reclusive fantasy author turned famous when his series got developed into a mega TV hit.

Except now I’m way behind deadline, and the whole 
world is waiting to see what I’ll write next.

The pressure is getting to me, and I. Can’t. Write.
Cue: small town where people don’t recognize me.
Cue: my assistant insisting on a personal chef to keep me fed and nothing more.
Cue: finding the first bit of inspiration I’ve felt in months whenever she’s around…

Am I a walking cliche now, or what?

Dani Cooper seems to have her own hurdles to jump this holiday season. Newly divorced, looking for her next move. She’s the first person who’s seen me for 
me in way too long. And I see her, too--as way more than just an employee, a divorcee, a cook. She’s becoming my muse…

But when my Christmas deadline hits, will it spell the end of us, too?

Share

The Antarctica Incident (James Acton Thrillers Book 35)

by J. Robert Kennedy


“James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"


FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY

THE WORLD’S GREATEST PIRATE WAS ALSO ITS MOST BRUTAL.
ESPECIALLY WHEN BETRAYED BY HER FAMILY.

At the height of her power, Zheng Yi Sao commanded 50,000 men and 400 ships, terrorizing the waters surrounding present day Hong Kong for years.

But her greatest adventure took her south, far south, to the icy waters of Antarctica where she would face a challenge so great, it would change her forever.

Two centuries later, a stunning discovery buried in the ice near McMurdo Station on the frozen continent leads to a race between America and China, both laying claim to the find.

Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer are brought in to investigate the find and are caught in the middle when an unknown force, determined to restore a family’s honor lost centuries ago, assaults the base camp.

Triggering a struggle for survival on the frozen wasteland of Antarctica.

In 
The Antarctica Incidentaward winning USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy delivers an action-packed thriller that will leave you burning through the pages late into the night. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan BrownClive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you'll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue.

Get your copy of The Antarctica Incident today, and see what happens when hubris clashes with tradition, and how the desire to be remembered by one’s family could lead to its destruction…


About the James Acton Thrillers:

★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"

Though this book is part of the 
James Acton Thrillers series, it is written as a standalone novel and can be enjoyed without having read any other installments.

★★★★★ “Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.”

The 
James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, span over 50 novels and have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!

★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”

Share

Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)

by William Gibson


Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

Share

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense


As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, 
In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

Share

The Cupcake Cottage: A Sweet Friends to Lovers Romance (Hockey Sweethearts Book 1)

by Jean Oram


NHL player Maverick Blades could fall in love with anyone...


But he had to fall for a woman who falls under the Bro Code as untouchable—his best friend’s beautiful ex, Daisy-Mae Ray.

Anyway, he’s pretty sure she’d steer clear of a guy like him since the papers have made a mess of his reputation. Good guy, wrong place, wrong time...

Daisy-Mae knows Maverick isn’t the man everyone believes he is. But how can she, a small town nobody, fix his image and help his team?

She can’t. Except she just told off his team’s publicists, demanding they fix Maverick’s image.

And now she's been hired to deal with him.

No problem. Other than the fact that she's got a giant crush on him and kind of just set things up so he's to date her as a publicity stunt. Yeah, no problem for someone who wants something real.


Laugh, cry and fall in love along with these two meant-to-be characters as they stumble their way toward true love. This feel-good romance is set in the same charming s mall town world as Jean Oram's The Cowboys of Sweetheart Creek, Texas series. Enjoy!

Share

The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers)

by J. Robert Kennedy


THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE.


For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.

Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.

With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.

Share

Night's Kiss (The Ancients Book 2)

by Mary Hughes


As a human who hunts vampires, I risk death each night I take to the streets. Bloodsuckers are stupidly fast. I have only my wits, my practice, and my weapons.

Oh yeah, and my rage.

Vampires killed my parents before my eyes when I was young. My revenge? I'll destroy every last one of the evil bastards, starting with their king.

But only one man can help me locate the king. Achingly tall, dark, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good, Ryker is gorgeous enough to be the vamp king himself. But the devilish arch to his black eyebrow, his white, unfangy grin, and rocking the daytime are good clues that he's human.

We’ll have to work together as uneasy allies if I hope to get my final revenge on the king—only now it seems evil monsters are also after our prey, and they’ll stop at nothing to see us all dead. And why are they having so much trouble finding the king?

Each book in the Ancients series is STANDALONE:
* Night's Caress
* Night's Kiss

 

Share

Ghost Unleashed: Demon Cursed 1

by Charmaine Ross


When my family curse awakens, the dead come calling. They want to be heard, but they drove my mother insane and I fear that same will happen to me.


I became a surgeon to save people from death, not their afterlife. My sister Laura, should have inherited the gift, but instead it went to me. When I’m framed for the murder of my patient, an amnesiac detective who died over 80 years ago comes to my aid.

I have to help Elliot too. Without his memories he can’t pass to his afterlife, but the more I come to know him, the more I want him to stay. My mother warned me, but my stupid, selfish heart didn’t listen. I’ve fallen in love with a ghost. There can be no future.

But there’s more to the dead than ghosts, angels and demons. An unknown entity has unleashed creatures on Earth who steal souls from living bodies and Elliot is the key.


To protect the world, I’ll lose my heart, my life and my soul. But whatever the cost, I’ll never lose Elliot.

Fans of Laura Thalassa’s ‘Four Horsemen’, I.T. Lucas ‘Children of the Gods’, and K. F. Breene ‘Demigods’ will devour this paranormal romance filled with angels, demons and impossible odds.

Ghost Unleashed is the first in the Demon Cursed series. If you like strong heroines that fight for the truth, lost souls that sacrifice all and the answer to the afterlife itself, dive into this exciting series today!

Share
X

NEVER MISS AN EBOOK DEAL

eBookHounds Connects you With Free and Discounted
eBooks in Genres You Love

Sign up