Full of court intrigue, queer romance, and terrifying monsters—this gothic epic fantasy will appeal to fans of Samantha Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree and the adult animated series Castlevania.
Remy Pendergast is many things: the only son of the Duke of Valenbonne (though his father might wish otherwise), an elite bounty hunter of rogue vampires, and an outcast among his fellow Reapers. His mother was the subject of gossip even before she eloped with a vampire, giving rise to the rumors that Remy is half-vampire himself. Though the kingdom of Aluria barely tolerates him, Remy’s father has been shaping him into a weapon to fight for the kingdom at any cost.
When a terrifying new breed of vampire is sighted outside of the city, Remy prepares to investigate alone. But then he encounters the shockingly warmhearted vampire heiress Xiaodan Song and her infuriatingly arrogant fiancé, vampire lord Zidan Malekh, who may hold the key to defeating the creatures—though he knows associating with them won’t do his reputation any favors. When he’s offered a spot alongside them to find the truth about the mutating virus Rot that’s plaguing the kingdom, Remy faces a choice.
It’s one he’s certain he’ll regret.
But as the three face dangerous hardships during their journey, Remy develops fond and complicated feelings for the couple. He begins to question what he holds true about vampires, as well as the story behind his own family legacy. As the Rot continues to spread across the kingdom, Remy must decide where his loyalties lie: with his father and the kingdom he’s been trained all his life to defend or the vampires who might just be the death of him.
What if Pride & Prejudice and Fifty Shades had a mashup?
A hitherto uneventful trip to visit her newly married friend turns into a steamy adventure for Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennett when she meets Mrs. Abby Trenwith, a woman more candid and intrepid than herself. Abby offers to pair Lizzy with a mentor who will guide her through unspoken pleasures and wanton desires.
Unbeknownst to Lizzy, that mentor is...Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Relive a timeless classic in new and steamy fashion with a side of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy that is wickedly delicious...
A dead mage, a missing friend, and an unpredictable alliance merge into a volatile package sending Rory careening through the Arcane elite’s deadly secrets.
Rory Costas, Arcane Transporter, is finally out from under the Guild’s thumb and ready to jumpstart her career as an independent contractor. Even better than the potential income, her promising future offers the additional perk of keeping her coveted magic out of the hands of the all-powerful Arcane Families. But when a dead mage drops at her doorstep on the same morning her best friend and roommate, Lena, goes missing, Rory is drawn out of her comfort zone and into an ominous race against time.
Retracing Lena’s convoluted path through the Arcane elite’s moneyed secrets, bitter vendettas, and lethal curses, Rory crashes into Zev Aslanov’s investigation of the murdered mage. When the Cordova Family’s enigmatic hunter reveals the dead man was Lena’s last client, Rory must convince Zev her missing friend is a victim, not a suspect. To uncover the truth and save her friend, Rory agrees to work with Zev, even though their uneasy partnership may mean revealing her hidden magic.
As the clock ticks down, can they dodge Zev’s suspicions and Rory’s secrets to expose the real evil mastermind or will they crash and burn?
Buckle in for a pulse-pounding, magical thrill ride as Grave Cargo races into the Arcane Transporter urban fantasy series with a high-octane ride filled with unexpected turns.
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"This intense mystery, filled with unexpected twists and a sizzling romance, will draw in readers and won't let go." - Irene S., Proofreader, Red Adept Editing
"Clever and quick-paced, Grave Cargo should not be missed by urban fantasy fans.” - Stefanie B., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing
Today, Mundy is a down-at-the-heels tour guide in southern Germany, dodging creditors, supporting a new family, and keeping an eye out for trouble while in spare moments vigorously questioning the actions of the country he once bravely served. And trouble finds him, as it has before, in the shape of an old German student friend, radical, and onetime fellow spy, the crippled Sasha, seeker after absolutes, dreamer, and chaos addict. After years of trawling the Middle East and Asia as an itinerant university lecturer, Sasha has yet again discovered the true, the only, answer to life-this time in the form of a mysterious billionaire philanthropist named Dimitri. Thanks to Dimitri, both Mundy and Sasha will find a path out of poverty, and with it their chance to change a world that both believe is going to the devil. Or will they? Who is Dimitri? Why does Dimitri's gold pour in from mysterious Middle Eastern bank accounts? And why does his apparently noble venture reek less of starry idealism than of treachery and fear? Some gifts are too expensive to accept. Could this be one of them? With a cooler head than Sasha's, Mundy is inclined to think it could.
In Absolute Friends, John le Carre delivers the masterpiece he has been building to since the fall of communism: an epic tale of loyalty and betrayal that spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and new alliances. This is the novel le Carre fans have been waiting for, a brilliant, ferocious, heartbreaking work for the ages.
Bombay’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, is compelled to bring justice to the family of a murdered female Parsi student just as Bombay’s streets erupt in riots to protest British colonial rule. Sujata Massey is back with this third installment to the Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning series set in 1920s Bombay.
November 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a fourmonth tour. The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and Bombay solicitor Perveen Mistry isn’t surprised when local unrest over the royal arrival spirals into riots. But she’s horrified by the death of Freny Cuttingmaster, an eighteen-year-old female Parsi student, who falls from a second-floor gallery just as the prince’s grand procession is passing by her college.
Freny had come for a legal consultation just days before her death, and what she confided makes Perveen suspicious that her death was not an accident. Feeling guilty for failing to have helped Freny in life, Perveen steps forward to assist Freny’s family in the fraught dealings of the coroner’s inquest. When Freny’s death appears suspicious, Perveen knows she can’t rest until she sees justice done. But Bombay is erupting: as armed British secret service march the streets, rioters attack anyone with perceived British connections, and desperate shopkeepers destroy their own wares so they will not be targets of racial violence. Can Perveen help a suffering family when her own is in danger?
A cold hearted alien... scorching hot chemistry... and a fated mate bond too strong to be denied!
This bundle brings together the first three books in the Detyen Warriors series. Read as Raze, Toran, and Kayde find human mates and justice for their dying race.
The Detyen Warriors series brings you kick butt heroines, alpha alien heroes, fated mates, and relationships strong enough to span the galaxy!
The chemistry between Raze and Sierra is too hot to ignore, even if it should be impossible for a mate bond to form between them. But if Raze's emotions fully return before he claims his denya, he might end up dead for good. There is no fighting destiny, especially for a doomed Detyen, and Raze already cheated fate once. To be with Sierra he'll have to do it again, or neither of them will make it out alive.
Iris Mason protects the Earth in her own way by investigating threats and reporting on them to the Sol Defense Agency. At work she's thriving, but personally the past year has ground her down and tested her resolve. Still recovering from the implosion of her last relationship, she doesn't want the risk that comes with a new man. But when her job puts her on a collision course with Toran, a lightning bolt of desire hits her and has her questioning everything.
When Kayde undertakes a mission to journey back to his Detyen home, he's ready for the solitude. What he doesn't expect is Quinn hiding away in one of the bunks on his ship. Forced to undertake a dangerous mission together, even knowing that the remnants of emotion he feels when she's around might be signs of oncoming madness, Kayde and Quinn will need to rely on each other when everything goes wrong and their lives and freedom are at stake.
Can a heartless warrior recover his soul in the arms of a broken woman? Or will the wounds of their pasts prevent the hope of a future?
After years of being his own worst enemy, Byron Morrison knows exactly how frustrating the never-ending cycle of hard work, expectation, and minimal results can be. Maybe You Should Give Up is Morrison’s answer to the question: how can anyone achieve their dreams if hard work isn’t enough?
It seems like every self-help book and personal development program is the same these days, preaching that if someone just does more and pushes harder, they can achieve the life of their dreams. This expectation doesn’t often work with long-term results, which leaves many people to face the unfortunate reality of never reaching their goals.
Why? Because despite their good intentions, they get in their own way, sabotaging themselves and becoming the biggest stumbling block in the way of their success.
Tired of going ‘round in circles, Byron Morrison realized he needed to do something different. He gave up—not on his goals and dreams, accepting a life of mediocrity lying on the couch—but on being controlled by fear. He gave up living in the past. He gave up comparing himself to others. He gave up on being so hard on himself. And he gave up putting off his happiness.
And it worked. He was able to get out of his own way and finally take control of his life.
Maybe You Should Give Up explains how to throw out the rule book, break the mold and do something different. Byron Morrison’s approach helps readers identify 7 areas of their life that cause them to get in their own way and keep them stuck in a self-destructive cycle; he models how to give up on what holds a person back—to finally take control of the life they want and deserve.
A little girl goes missing from Yew Tree Manor - the same house from which a girl vanished decades before. Does the key to the present lie buried even deeper in the past, in the forgotten history of an innocent midwife accused by a family of shocking betrayal? A gripping, heartwrenching story of love, loyalty and family secrets.
From the internationally bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER.
It all began with a midwife's secret, long buried but if uncovered could save two families from the bitter tragedy that binds them. And prove the key that will free them all...
1969 On New Year's Eve, while the Hiltons of Yew Tree Manor prepare to host the party of the season, their little girl disappears. Suspicion falls on Bobby James, a young farmhand and the last person to see Alice before she vanished. Bobby protests his innocence, but he is sent away. Alice is never found.
Present day Architect Willow James is working on a development at Yew Tree when she discovers the land holds a secret. As she begins to dig deep into the past, she uncovers a web of injustice. And when another child goes missing, Willow knows the only way to stop history repeating itself is to right a terrible wrong...
** EMILY GUNNIS'S NEW NOVEL THE GIRLS LEFT BEHIND IS COMING SOON **
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Shadow Academy has many secrets… and I’m one of them.
Plucked from foster care and offered a scholarship to an elite school, I figured I had it made. It didn’t take long to discover how this school worked. Scholarship kids at the bottom of the heap, and way at the top, Ren Worthington. With his breath-taking good looks and bottomless pits of family money, you’d think he’d have better things to do than bully us poor kids.
Ren and the other human students live their lives unaware of the creatures lurking in the dark. I wasn’t given that scholarship just for my academic skills. We’re all half-bloods and freaks - fae, witch, shifter, demon. In return for our free ride, we protect the rich brats from paranormal dangers.
When one student goes missing and Ren’s life is threatened, I get made an offer. Become Ren’s tutor/bodyguard and my future is assured. But if Ren dies or discovers what I am, I’m out of here. As if he'd discover what I am. I don't even know myself. I'm weak and powerless but they want me for the job. Who knows why?
I don’t want to get close to Ren, I don’t want to get to know him and I sure don't want to succumb to his charms, but I have no choice. And I discover, things aren’t what they seem on the surface.
Shadow Academy has many secrets… and maybe Ren is one of them.
Shadow Academy is a young adult academy series with slow burn, fated couple romance.
She's not a karate expert.
She can't pick a lock.
And she certainly isn't a master of disguise...
But Riley is stubborn, and this is her city. She's not going down without a fight!
If you like female characters who are strong, funny, and real, then you're going to love Kay Riley, a Chicago cop wrongly accused of a terrorist bombing, and on the run for her life. A wiser woman might flee the country, but Riley is determined to clear her name. Armed with a quick wit and some friends who don't mind breaking a few laws, Riley becomes an amateur vigilante. Can she stop the killer before they strike again?
She dominates the court. He defends all in need of protection. Will they ace their path to a future forever?
Aurora Meridian refuses to be beaten again. Held back by an ankle injury and fighting to return to the top of the circuit, the tennis superstar finally has her eyes set on a major win. And she isn’t about to let death threats stand in her way, especially when her security detail comes in the form of a super-sexy hunk.
Mason Stone won’t get his fingers burned twice. After his last client falsely accused him of unwanted advances, the former Navy Seal keeps a strictly hands-off relationship. But it’s borderline torture when sparks start to fly with his new assignment and all he can do is bury the feelings.
Frustrated not to be making any headway with her scorching-hot bodyguard, Aurora is getting seriously unnerved by the still-flowing string of hate. But when Mason’s charge is physically attacked, nothing will stop him from bringing down the hammer of justice and wrapping his muscly arms around his beloved.
Can they survive the mysterious menace and take game, set, and match with a happily ever after?
Meridian File is the captivating first book in The Rider Files romantic suspense series. If you like engaging characters, sizzling tension, and a dash of sporting passion, then you’ll adore CB Samet’s saucy rally.
Buy Meridian File for a volley of love today!
"There is plenty of romance intrigue and drama in this book to keep the paged turning” —Booksprout Reviewer
“a super plot” —Booksprout Reviewer
"The storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat .... I love strong women .... Great read!” — Voracious Readers Reviewer
"This novel is witty, highly engaging and full of realistic characters." — Voracious Readers Reviewer
"This has an awesome heroine and hero! So strong and so brave"— Voracious Readers Reviewer
"There is no genre that I love more than well-written romantic suspense."— Voracious Readers Reviewer
Some girls don’t get to grow up…
Six years ago, Maggie Shiner endured the unthinkable when she was abducted and tortured. But her ordeal only worsened after she escaped — because no one believed her. Written off as a troubled teenager with a penchant for drama, Maggie’s been unable to heal from the trauma she underwent. In the years since, she’s hidden herself away on a rural homestead, with only her beloved chickens for company.
That is, until an unexpected visitor threatens her fragile sanctuary.
Journalist Eva Kurtz arrives with a chilling proposition: an interview for a true crime podcast about a potential serial abductor. She believes Maggie’s story, she says, and more than that — she believes Maggie’s abductor is responsible for the disappearances of eleven other young women.
At first, Maggie wants nothing to do with Eva or her podcast. But when another girl goes missing, she reluctantly agrees to help investigate. Together they begin to unravel a twisted web of deception and danger that reaches into the darkest corners of Maggie’s own past.
As time runs out, Maggie and Eva will have to put everything on the line to catch a killer. But will finally revealing the shocking truth be enough for Maggie? Or does redemption demand a higher price?
A gripping and emotionally charged thriller, The Summer Girls will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa creates an emotional romance duet full of angst and secret pain.
I’m music royalty.
Part of Hollywood’s elite.
It’s a perk of being the only daughter of Gabe Colt and Chris Decker.
Except, no one knows my fathers are together.
They kept their marriage private along with their children.
They hid us–and their love for each other–for years.
I grew up sheltered from the celebrity world.
But I was exposed to so many lies…
All I’ve ever wanted is a normal life.
Sure, I have my brothers and the handsome, geeky Mason Bradley, but that’s not enough.
I want more.
I want romantic love.
Instead of finding it—him–I fell for Porter Kendrick.
I thought he loved me.
He only loved that I worshiped him.
After a loss that rocks my world, I find myself relying on the only friend I’ve ever had.
The first book in the Unexpected Everlasting duet will invoke tears and heartbreak in a gut-wrenching love story. This book ends on a cliffhanger that’ll change everything…
The Unexpected Everlasting Duet is based on Ainsley Decker and Mason Bradley’s story. Part of this duet was released as Unsurprisingly Complicated
Fans of Pamela Kelley and Robyn Carr will love this small-town, feel-good romance!
Paris Haynes has spent most of her life running from one bad relationship to the next. Three years ago, determined to put her past behind her, she moved to Sapphire Bay and began to rebuild her life.
Working with Kylie in the flower shop has given her a sense of purpose, a reason to live the kind of life she’s always dreamed about. When she hears about the cottages that are being remodeled on Anchor Lane, she can hardly contain her excitement. She proposes a plan so outrageous, so out of her comfort zone, that she’s sure it will fail before it begins.
Richard Dawkins lost his leg in Afghanistan and nearly lost his son. Moving to Sapphire Bay has given him more than a place to call home. He has new friends, a steady job, and a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg that’s transformed his life.
Helping to turn the cottages on Anchor Lane into small, thriving businesses will be his way of giving back to the community. But when he discovers Paris has been given the keys to the first cottage, he knows he’s in trouble. With her over-the-top positivity, she's everything he doesn't need, and the only person who could change his life forever.
THE FLOWER COTTAGE is the first book in The Cottages on Anchor Lane series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. All of Leeanna’s series are linked. If you find a character you like, they could be in another novel. Happy reading!
A 24-hour slasher tale of angst and survival.
One night in 1999 sends four ravers into a living hell when they carelessly get their DNA on an unexplainable beheading.
There’s no liberation for Seth as he and his friends fight for their lives in the night woods. The RCMP will completely believe that these drugged-out kids at an illegal festival saw a horned man-beast decapitating people—right?
Even as the head-chopper closes in, Seth is fixated on his consumptions and love conundrums between the Rave King Dimitri and his friend April. Oh, and his older cousin Floyd shows up to shed light on the tenth anniversary of his brutal crime. These four kids are in for the rave of a lifetime.
Praise for Rave:
“Filled with murder, mayhem, and uncanny, the award-winning Lavery’s unsettling latest takes readers on a thrilling journey into grit and horror.”
★★★★★ The Prairies Book Review
“Lavery handles all of the staples like the harbinger, misdirects, and false safety scares with a loving grace that could only come from a true horror fan.”
★★★★★ Amanja Reads
“Unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes.”
★★★★★ Redheaded Book Lover
“Rave is a disturbing and foreboding story that has all the makings of a new cult-classic.”
★★★★ Indies Today
"He doesn’t just write an engaging horror thriller, but he also adds lots of humor."
★★★★ Curiosity Bought the Book
"I both loved “Rave” and hated it, because Lavery made me feel really uncomfortable as I followed along. This made it a perfect horror novel, because I am looking to be unsettled."
★★★★★ Reader Views
Green chile has never been more dangerous.
Psychologist Maddie Swallows’ decision to return to New Mexico seemed like a good idea at the time, considering the divorce and her two teenagers she’d dragged along for the ride.
But that was before the New Year’s Eve party she was guilt-tripped into attending. Before a member of the town council wound up dead and everyone at the party became a suspect. And before she was forced to unravel the secrets of her former hometown in order to clear her name.
Of course, with the help of two precocious teenagers and one meddling mother, the real murderer doesn’t stand a chance.
Dead before Dinner is the first book of the Maddie Swallows series. If you love small towns, quirky characters, and an intriguing whodunit, you’ll love this cozy mystery.
Pick up Dead before Dinner and get swept away in this New Mexican mystery series today!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “This book is every suspense lover’s dream and it kept me up way too late turning pages. . . . A novel with crazy twists and turns that will have you ditching your Friday night plans for more chapters.”—Reese Witherspoon
A backpacking trip has deadly consequences in this “eerie psychological thriller . . . with alluring locales, Hitchcockian tension, and possibly the best pair of female leads since Thelma and Louise” (BookPage), from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd.
A Marie Claire Book Club Pick • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and Marie Claire
Emily is having the time of her life—she’s in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find blood and broken glass on the floor. Kristen says the cute backpacker she brought back to their room attacked her, and she had no choice but to kill him in self-defense. Even more shocking: The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again—can lightning really strike twice?
Back home in Wisconsin, Emily struggles to bury her trauma, diving headfirst into a new relationship and throwing herself into work. But when Kristen shows up for a surprise visit, Emily is forced to confront their violent past. The more Kristen tries to keep Emily close, the more Emily questions her motives. As Emily feels the walls closing in on their cover-ups, she must reckon with the truth about her closest friend. Can Emily outrun the secrets she shares with Kristen, or will they destroy her relationship, her freedom—even her life?
She was born a princess. They made her an assassin.
Myrina of Stormskeep should be dead. The seven self-crowned, murderous kings of the Storm Queen's Realm thought she was killed in their massacre. But Myrina lives, and while she draws breath, she plots their end:
One will seem an accident.
Two a coincidence.
By three, they will know.
But vengeance rarely goes according to plan. The worst of the kings holds her sister--rightful queen and heir to the kingdom--captive. If Lettie isn’t freed before she comes into her magic, the kings will hold her power as well.
Myrina can let nothing stop her. With the help of her loyal bloodsworn Cassius, the shadow princess will have her revenge.
Vowed to enact retribution and rescue her sister with no more than her wits and a sword--and the last of her queensguard--this sweet and slightly stabby YA fantasy is perfect for fans of Shielded and The Princess Will Save You.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing,you’ll loveThis Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade
The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.
In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.
Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
A spellbinding novel set in the universe of Isaac Asimov’s classic Galactic Empire series and Foundation series
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The Eternals, the ruling class of the Future, had the power of life and death not only over every human being but over the very centuries into which they were born. Past, Present, and Future could be created or destroyed at will.
You had to be special to become an Eternal. Andrew Harlan was special. Until he committed the one unforgivable sin—falling in love.
Eternals weren’t supposed to have feelings. But Andrew could not deny the sensations that were struggling within him. He knew he could not keep this secret forever. And so he began to plan his escape, a plan that changed his own past . . . and threatened Eternity itself.