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The story of how the legendary sword Excalibur was forged.
Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel--the daughter of a famous newscaster and a sperm donor; a wild girl who can play a mean harmonica; a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student. Mavkel, from the planet Choria, has chosen Joss--of all people--as his study partner. Can this very different pair manage to live together, much less learn from each other? "Singing the Dogstar Blues" is a genre-breaking mix of humor, science fiction, and adventure that will keep readers riveted.
The climactic volume of the epic quartet follows Merad and Hem, the Bards of Edil-Amarandh, on a vital quest to merge their powers against a nameless evil. Can brother and sister find each other before all is lost?
Roundhouse Publishing editor Kate C. Leever's first letter to her newest legacy author was intended to impress upon him the growing demand for his "vampire romances." Though he'd expressed little to no desire for publicity, book tours or the like, it was clear that this was a writer waiting to be broken out. Correspondence with Mr. Lucern Argeneau tended to be oddly delayed, but this time his response was quick and succinct. "No." But Kate was adamant: Luc will attend a romance convention to meet his fans. By hook or by crook, despite his reclusive nature, odd sleep schedule and avoidance of the sun, the surly yet handsome Luc was going to be recognized as the real charmer a nationally bestselling author should be. But soon Kate would learn that his novels were more biographies than bodice rippers, and it'd be her neck on the line. A sweeter surrender, or more heartwarming a love story--his own--Luc has yet to write.
Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship.
"In the twenty-first century, life as we know it changed. Faster-than-light travel was perfected, and the Eschaton, a superhuman artificial intelligence, was born. Four hundred years later, the far-flung colonies that arose as a result of these events-- scattered over three thousand years of time and a thousand parsecs of space-- are beginning to rediscover their origins. The New Republic is one such colony. It has existed for centuries in self-imposed isolation, rejecting all but the most basic technology. Now, under attack by a devastating information plague, the colony must reach out to Earth for help. A battle fleet is dispatched, streaking across the stars to the rescue. But things are not what they seem-- secret agendas and ulterior motives abound, both aboard the ship and on the ground. And watching over it all is the Eschaton, which has its own very definite ideas about the outcome ..."
The debut novel from a exciting new voice in SF about what happens after ninety percent of humanity leaves Earth. There is an artificial ring around the Earth and it is empty after the Singularity. Either all the millions of inhabitants are dead, or they have been transformed into energy beings beyond human perception. Earth's population was reduced by ninety percent. Human civilization on Earth is now recovering from this trauma and even has a vigorous space program. Apollo Papadopulos is in training to become the captain of the starship Consensus. Apollo is a unique individual in that he/she/it is not an individual at all, but five separate teenagers who form a new entity. Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, and Moira are a pod, as these kinds of personalities are called, genetically engineered to work as one and to be able to communicate non-verbally. As a rare quintet, much relies on the successful training of Apollo, but as more accidents occur, the pod members struggle just to survive.
As power passes from father to son, all seems peaceful and the three races seem to be getting along. However, the son is not the father. He is untried and when an attempt is made on his life, how will he react? And what if it appears that his own brother is responsible?
Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. found. Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get back Isabel Culpeper. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her. lost. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes. But what's the point? What is there to win? sinner. Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to love each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go. Praise for the New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy: * "Beautiful and moving." -- School Library Journal, starred review * "A lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love . . . [Stiefvater's] take on werewolves is interesting and original." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." -- Bookpage
Demons Of The Past Abraham Stirling, Lord Rothwell, was a fighter once, a soldier in the Colonies. But Bram returned to London with more nightmares than tales of glory. Now he drowns his senses in the arms of countless women, while his friends, the Hellraisers, ensure he needn't sin alone. Until, that is, the Devil himself grants them each a wish, undoing their camaraderie as they explore their wicked powers. Bram finds himself magically bound to Valeria Livia Corva, the sensuous priestess who raised the Devil the first time--and died to send the demon back. She may be a ghost, but Livia is no angel. The raw passion she witnesses in Bram's memories isn't much different from her behavior when she had a body to enjoy. But it doesn't make it any easier to convince Bram to become a warrior again, lest all London burn. And the fierce desires reawakening within her might just start the blaze. . . "Zoë weaves a delightful spell. " --Elizabeth VaughanPraise for Zoë Archer and Her Novels"Bold, pulse-pounding adventure that's impossible to put down. " --Meljean Brook "Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly!" --Colleen Gleason"Crackles with adventure. " --Mary Jo Putney
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary PI. She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable, in a world where magic is real, where hell is just around the corner--and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you... When one of her employees is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she's closing up shop. But wanting to quit and actually quitting are two different things. Because when a god asks you for a favor, saying no isn't an option. A man claiming to be the god of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover. And if she doesn't agree to help, her family, her friends, and the world will suffer the consequences. Tracked by real-world government agents, hunted by her many enemies from the darkness, and drawn ever deeper into a labyrinth of evil deeds and immortal powers, Sylvie must find her quarry before she finds the truth about herself. Because in her line of work, the truth can set you free...and then it can kill you.
Fans of supernatural fiction can't stop talking about author Tracey O'Hara's Dark Brethren--a phenomenal urban fantasy series in the bestselling vein of J.R. Ward, Patricia Briggs, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jeaniene Frost, and Jocelynn Drake. O'Hara continues her gripping paranormal saga of shapeshifters, vampires, werewolves, and darkest magic with Sin's Dark Caress, as an NYPD Detective joins forces with a powerful forensic witch to investigate a rash of gruesome murders that plagues the city, hoping to prevent an ancient, insidious evil from reentering their world. Sin's Dark Caress is supernatural suspense combined with a captivating love story that will appeal equally to dark fantasy lovers and fans of paranormal romance. It's no wonder the Romantic Times BOOKclub declares that, "urban fantasy just got a major jolt of talent with O'Hara's arrival."
The first story deals with an island where every sexual fantasy can come true. The second story is a threesome at a horse ranch. The third is about several spies on a pleasure planet, and the last involves two newlyweds and their best man stranded on an uninhabited Caribbean island.
The homicide beat in Louisiana isn't just terrifying, it's demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.
One night while on patrol, The Slayer and her friends are outnumbered and receive aid from a totally unexpected source: Buffy's old flame, Pike. He and Buffy had a complex relationship back in Los Angeles, when the Chosen One was first called. Now, Pike has arrived in Sunnydale, on the run from a stone demon with a grudge. Faced with this blast from the past, Buffy finds herself caught between her history with Pike... and her future with Angel. But there's little time to contemplate this situation as vamp activity rises and Giles, in particular, becomes the target of mysterious, brutal attacks. Buffy suspects a deeper connection between old friends and new enemies. With the help of her friends, Buffy unmasks the evil entities -- and discovers that even a Watcher can be watched.
autumn 1980: all seems well as the Collins family welcome David's fiancee, Lauren Chandler, into their midst. But when Lauren mysteriously disappears , it is only the first clue to unravelling a greater, more terrifying mystery confronting Barnabas and Julia - a mystery that spans two centuries and threatens the lives and security of everyone at Collinwood. It becomes evident that an unusual vampire has been let loose on the estate--one with the power to destroy everything Barnabas has so longed to have. Eventually, the fate of the entire family hangs in the balance as Julia follows a spirit's cryptic clues in a desperate effort to save them. Yet even that may not be enough, for Julia realizes that she has experienced some things before.
Caterina Shaw's days are numbered. Her only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene treatment--a risk she willingly takes. But now Caterina barely recognizes herself. She has new, terrifying powers, an exotic, arresting body--and she's been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run. Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he's hunting down is far from the vicious killer he's been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she's a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.
In the realm of the Dark-Hunters, there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow: harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love. But every now and again, a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That's when I'm summoned. Who am I? I'm the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line and it's my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can slay me. I am relentless and unfeeling. Or so I thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger--it's not just her name, it's how she lives her life. She doesn't trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I'm here to be judge, jury, and, most likely, executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they will all die. Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening a heart I thought was long dead. in a race against evil, the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I've ever loved?
Young Stalwart, known as Wart to his fellow students, is expelled from the academy for King's Blades, only to be plunged into a current of breathless intrigue and danger. Fantasy.
Following their adventure on the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf are set on heading home. But only if Leaf can make it through the front door. Arthur is blocked because someone--or something--has assumed his identity and is taking over his life.
From the book: Before the Black Pearl, there was a teenage stowaway named Jack Sparrow ... Captain Jack Sparrow's ship, the Barnacle, and its up-till-now unshakable crew have suddenly fallen under a sinister spell. While continuing their quest for the storied Sword of Cortes, the crew suddenly finds itself entranced by an ethereal song. As a result, each of them attempts to take the Barnacle in a different direction-- and away from the Sword's supposed location. Only Jack seems unaffected by the strange song, but can he both subdue his crew and defeat the mysterious force behind the dark spell?
The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there's a catch to the invitation-and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.
The Noble Dead saga continues as Magiere the dhampir and her partner, the half-elf Leesil, embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of their mysterious origins, and those responsible for bringing them together.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have successfully destroyed three of the Four Sisters, evil Shadow Lord creations that are poisoning their land. Now they must head to the city of Del where "Sister of the South" lies hidden.
The final book in a historical Dragonlance trilogy. On the battle plains of Ansalon, all barbarians must band together. Raiders, nomads, and villagers. Ogres and elves. Dragons of good and evil. These are the forces that have joined battle to decide the fate of the first primitive civilization of Krynn. At the center of this whirlwind, the long-separated siblings Amero and Nianki are reunited. But foes long gone and presumed dead also join together, seeking vengeance and destruction once and for all. Best-selling writing team Thompson and Cook return again to the world of Dragonlance in this sweeping conclusion to the epic Barbarians trilogy. The people of Yala-tene have struggled for years to build a lasting civilization in a world of primitive barbarism. But now a horde of bloodthirsty raiders has come, and the village's guardian dragon is gone, perhaps forever. Yala-tene's stout walls and the bravery of her people have kept the raiders at bay so far, but time is swiftly running out. They have only one last chance to survive. A handful of warriors steal away in hopes of finding the legendary Karada, the "Scarred One," who fights a never-ending war against the elves. Up against dark magics, shifting alliances, epic battles, and a ruthless enemy from the past, civilization's last hope lies in one person--The Sister of the Sword. Find over eighty more books in the Dragon Lance saga in the Bookshare collection with more books in this exciting series to come.