The last time witchy car mechanic Victoria Fox did magic, she nearly blew up half a street. Oops. No more magic for her, but is a witch who doesn’t do magic still a witch?
Well, she does have a kitty familiar named Professor Studmuffin Salvitore III. She also has a knack for inviting magical trouble to her shop’s doorstep.
Like her business rival who shows up and offers her a deal. A tempting deal, but she shuts the door in his face anyway. Moments later, his star employee drops dead.
All roads lead to Victoria as the murderer. The problem? She didn’t do it. The other problem? Almost no one believes her.
It’s now up to her and her kitty familiar to prove she’s innocent. Tiptoeing closer to the truth could put them both in danger though. And it might just take a lead paw on the gas pedal to get them out.
Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?
First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life.
Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade.
This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
They are all that stands between victory and defeat!
After tragedy tears Gerald's world apart, he serves as a soldier for years until a single act of sacrifice cuts him off from all he knows.
Seeking a new purpose, a fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret, compelling him to take up the mantle of guardian as the kingdom erupts into civil war.
Enter Dame Beverly Fitzwilliam, who has trained for this moment since she first held a sword. Swearing to protect their lives, they travel across the kingdom fighting desperate battles, surrounded by powerful enemies who conspire to bring down the Crown.
Their destiny will be determined in a monumental clash of forces where success can save the kingdom, but failure can only mean certain death.
Heir to the Crown is an action-packed medieval fantasy series. If you like epic battles, compelling characters, and a gripping story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a kingdom on the brink of war.
Grab your digital boxed set today, and watch the battle unfold!
Included in the digital boxed set:
Servant of the Crown
Sword of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
What readers are saying about Paul J Bennett’s books:
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★★★★★ -"Epic Battle Scenes!
★★★★★ -"I’m hooked on this series!"
★★★★★ -"Exciting Sword and Sorcery"
★★★★★ -"Fabulously written, loved it."
★★★★★ -"Outstanding work of fantasy"
★★★★★ -"The most amazing adventure"
Aliette de Bodard brings us a new novella set in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Xuya universe!
Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars. In this fluid society, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, and physical and virtual realities overlap, the appearance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.
A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow's Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers. Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. When Long Chau walks into her office, The Shadow's Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow's Child with her.
As they dig deep into the victim's past, The Shadow's Child realises that the investigation points to Long Chau's own murky past—and, ultimately, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars…
Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adolescent Literature * Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book Winner * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book
The second in beloved and bestselling fantasy grandmaster Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this.
What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all.
"A Hat Full of Sky continues Terry Pratchett’s brilliant look into the world of a young witch: this time, with more angst." (Fantasy Book Review)
The five funny and fabulous Tiffany Aching adventures are:
Tiffany’s mentors, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, star in the novels Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, and Carpe Jugulum.
And don’t miss Terry Pratchett’s hilarious and wise Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents!
Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.
It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox.
And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance.
A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time.
And it's just the beginning ...
She wanted purpose. She got dark magic and war.
Claire Emerson is adrift. After a lifetime as a wife, mother, and grandma, she never saw divorce or loneliness coming and is desperate for some sense of purpose. But when her sixtieth birthday brings a snarky gargoyle, an annoyingly sexy wolf shifter, and an unknown magical calling, she thinks she's losing the only thing she has left: her sanity.
Refusing to believe she's the powerful defender of humankind her so-called protectors claim, Claire attempts a return to her safe life... only to have her powers ignite when she's attacked by dark supernatural creatures. And without the training she was supposed to have received, she has no idea how she'll defeat sinister mages plotting her demise.
Can Claire overcome creaky joints and major hot flashes in time to save the world - and her own life?
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Wood comes a new forbidden billionaire student-teacher romance. Fans of The Stopover by TL Swan, The Fine Print by Lauren Asher, and My Dark Romeo by Parker S. Huntington and LJ Shen will love this book.
A billionaire ballet patron. A beautiful young dancer. An accidental meeting that turns into a sizzling, scandalous, steamy affair.
Rich bachelor Calum meets a good girl turned exotic dancer one night in the lavish VIP room of a club. He’s immediately drawn to her gorgeous body and sultry yet innocent eyes. Pretty Kaia seems to want him too… but maybe she is a better liar than he thinks.
When they next meet, sweet little Kaia is auditioning to join the big city ballet that he just so happens to practically own. She looks like a deer in headlights, as it is a strict rule that ballerinas do not have side jobs.
But Calum has a mutually beneficial offer for her. Sign a contract. Live in his penthouse. Be at his beck and call, at any time, in every single way he can think of. And in exchange, he keeps his mouth closed and pays her a lavish stipend.
Kaia can’t resist his callous, possessive demand. But once he has Kaia all to himself, setting her free again becomes a passionate struggle…
If you love off limits, forbidden student-teacher romances, wild nights at adult entertainment clubs, and wealthy men deceiving everyone to get the woman they fall in love with, this book is made for you! It's the first of three books in a lavish, decadent, sizzlingly hot trilogy and features no cheating + an (eventual) HEA.
This boxed set contains three books in the USA Today best-selling Glass and Steele series:
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her–an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.
Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again–and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.
With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, this thrilling historical fantasy series will keep you listening late into the night.
The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!
John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.
Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next….
Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.
Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.
An unlikely couple is brought together under circumstances that defy all reason in this timeless romance in the Harrigan Family series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson.
Tragedy has struck the Harrigans--Quincy's beloved sister-in-law Loni is gravely ill and nearing death. Quincy, like his brothers, feels helpless to save her, and the clock is ticking. Then, with perfect timing, a winsome red-haired woman named Ceara O'Ceallaigh mysteriously appears on Quincy's property and insists that Loni can be cured. Only Quincy, she says, as the sole remaining Harrigan bachelor, can make it happen--by marrying Ceara.
To Quincy, Ceara is a charming and quite likely deranged spinner of dreams who can't prove she's telling the truth. But how can he pass up any attempt to restore Loni to health? Against all better judgment, he decides to marry Ceara. Maybe he's making the worst mistake of his life. Or maybe he's opening himself up to possibilities that will send him on a miraculous journey toward enough love to last forever.
Three Alien Warrior Princes. One human female abducted by an evil race of Reptiles intent on taking over the universe by any means possible.
Riley Sharp can fight her way out of anything. She’s a special ops soldier. Trained for war and hardened for battle. Nothing surprises her, but when she finds herself in a battle with Reptile aliens, she fights for her life as well as her sanity.
Rujali, Setzan and Klaej
The Ozar Triad are on a last-ditch mission of revenge. They are tracking the stolen crystal that powers all life on their Homeplanet. Without the crystal, their species is on the brink of disaster. What they don’t expect to find is their fated mate—the only female in the universe that can turn their Triad into a Quad.
But when Riley fights them every step of the way, they find themselves in more trouble than just retrieving their precious crystal and saving their Homeland. She’s their saviour. Their mate. Their everything. Only she has no idea.
Can one human female fend off three alien warrior princes and find the love she never thought she would find, while fighting nefarious forces, or will she succeed in returning to her world nobody has heard of before?
Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended that the series be read in order.
Book 1 – The Ozar Triad
Book 2 – The Arabis Triad
Book 3 – The Erion Triad
Win a tournament, find a wealthy patron, and be set for life—how hard can it be?
Desperate to escape the unending duty and responsibility of being a baron's son, Ludwig Altenburg seeks glory on the field of honour. He soon learns there's more to fighting than simple swordplay.
When mere bravado is not enough, the only option left to him is to join a mercenary group, sharpening his skills through death and destruction. But with enemies lurking amongst friends, forging a new identity as a warrior is fraught with danger.
As armies gather, the looming threat of conflict forces him to take up the mantle of leadership. Only then does he begin to understand the true cost of war.
Will his willingness to sacrifice everything to save others be his downfall or his saving grace?
Join Ludwig Altenburg on the field of battle in Warrior Knight, the heart-racing, thought-provoking second book of Paul J Bennett's Power Ascending series.
Arm yourself with a copy of Warrior Knight and experience what it means to be truly noble!
‘Dark, twisting and captivating. The very essence of the just-one-more-page thriller’ Will Carver
‘Wood gets better with every book. I couldn’t let go of this tragedy of loss and deception from the moment I picked it up’ Alex Marwood, author of The Island of Lost Girls
On a cold February afternoon in 1990, seven-year-old Danny Redpath disappeared from his home. Four months later, his body was found in the nearby forest, wrapped in a sheet and washed clean of all evidence.
Apprehended while attempting to abduct another child, Jonathan Egan-Walsh was charged with the murders of more than a dozen boys. Convicted on all counts, he received life in prison and went unrepentant, still refusing to reveal the whereabouts of one of his victims, Zachery Marshall.
Twenty-five years later, Zachery’s mother Diane is still searching for his body. When Jonathan dies in custody, she realises she will never know its location – until she receives a letter he left in his cell, in which he admits he was guilty of all the crimes of which he was accused, except the murder of her son…
‘A twisty, gripping read takes us inside the mind of a perverted serial killer. It pulls no punches, and the final scenes come as a real shock’ David Young
‘Immersive and darkly devious with sly twists and a compelling protagonist’ Neil Broadfoot
‘If you like your crime books intense, character-driven and with regular punches to the gut, this is for you’ Louise Swanson
‘You can't go wrong with a Michael Wood book. His Matilda Darke series is superb and so is this his first standalone’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Dark and twisted’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book had me gripped and reading through the night’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is one of the darkest books I've read for a very long time, but Michael in his usual way handles it brilliantly’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘My new favourite author’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Utterly fantastic’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sometimes exes come in handy.
Devon Mattson’s week couldn’t get much worse. Not only is he fake engaged to the gorgeous woman who broke his heart a decade ago, but his goal of saving his hometown of Blueberry Springs has become dependent on the two of them playing nicely.
Olivia Carrington isn’t happy to have her ex back in her life. She’s spent ten long years regretting how they ended things and she’s worked hard to move on. She should be focusing on saving her family’s company, not on the handsome, helpful, fun-loving Devon who has just offered her a lifeline she can’t resist…
Tied together by mutual need, will they ruin each other’s chance of success, or will a fake engagement help them overcome their painful past and lead them back to love once again?
A second chance, fake relationship romance that will keep you reading through the night! Download your copy and start reading today.
For fans of Artemis—the visionary tour de force from “one of the grand masters of science fiction” (The Wall Street Journal).
Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic—and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony—aided by a self-aware supercomputer—provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will—themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published.
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, “shows us where the future is” (Tom Clancy).
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa brings us a light-hearted small-town romantic comedy full of a swoon-worthy billionaire, single dad romance, and big laughs.
I need a massive break.
So long to my cheating boyfriend and betraying roommate.
Goodbye hectic emergency room and long hours.
When I get an opportunity to take over my grandfather’s medical practice in Luna Harbor I happily accept the chance to try on a new life that holds sweet memories.
But I can barely think about anything at all when the new coffee shop/bar next to my practice always seems to be having an impromptu concert.
Who sets up a coffee and a bar in the same location as a music venue?
Fisher Hannigan, Head Man Child (ok, keyboardist) of the band Too Far From Grace, that’s who.
He’s also the man who can't stop flirting with me every time we meet. He’s having the time of his life, while I’m trying to run a quiet, unsuccessful medical practice.
Even though he infuriates me, our chemistry is off the charts and I can’t say I haven’t thought about giving him a full physical exam.
Until a baby changes everything.
This fun cozy mystery features a “colorful display of Christmas suspense and intrigue” perfect for lovers of true crime and mysteries.
Jessica Barker blogs about true crime for an online magazine. But blogging for others is far from her dream job.
Then, Jess witnesses what appears to be her next-door neighbor in distress and Jess is the only one who seems to care. When the cops dismiss her as a bothersome true crime reporter with an overactive imagination, Jess must delve into the life of her mysterious neighbors, Rory and John Regan – with hints at embezzlement and gambling – before Rory ends up dead.
Lori L. Robinett introduces a new series about the adventures of an aspiring podcaster that will appeal to fans of true crime and cozy mysteries.
FROM USA TODAY & MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY
CENTURIES AGO, THE VIKINGS AND THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE NEARLY WENT TO WAR.
AND TODAY, MORE INNOCENT BLOOD WILL SPILL.
In 989 AD, when informed of her impending arranged marriage, Fatima takes drastic action with her forbidden lover, Viking Prince Magnus, actions that not only have immediate consequences for her entire family, but reverberate a millennium later.
When Archaeology Professor James Acton receives an invitation from a friend to visit a new dig site where an unusual artifact has been discovered linking the Vikings to the Islamic Caliphate, he and his wife eagerly accept. But upon arriving in Stockholm, Sweden, their friend is nowhere to be found, last seen entering the Saudi embassy and not heard from since.
Before they can notify the authorities, Acton receives a disturbing phone call, and is forced into action to save his friend. Becoming a criminal in the process.
Award-winning and USA Today multi-million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy once again twists history and today’s headlines to his own ends, delivering an action-packed thriller sure to leave you burning through the pages. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue.
Get The Viking Deception today, and discover the forgotten history that linked two families separated by distance, culture, and religion, and the tragic consequences that resulted then, and now…
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.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Double Play, Rescue My Heart, The Trouble with Paradise, and the Lucky Harbor novels...
After a woman claims she’s pregnant with Wade O’Riley’s love child, Major League Baseball’s most celebrated catcher and ladies’ man is slapped on the wrist by management and ordered to improve his image. His enforcer is the team’s publicist, the tough and sexy Samantha McNead.
When Wade needs a date for a celebrity wedding, Sam steps up to the plate as his “girlfriend.” But given her secret crush on him and that one awkward night a year ago in a stuck elevator with too much scotch, the whole thing is an exercise in sexual tension.
Wade is thrilled when the pretense turns into an unexpected night of hot passion. But the next day Sam is back to her cool self. As a catcher, Wade’s used to giving the signals, not struggling to read them. Now, to win the love of his “pretend” girlfriend, he needs a homerun—even it involves stealing a few bases…