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Rick Moody's novels have earned him a reputation as a "breathtaking" writer (The New York Times) and "a writer of immense gifts" (The San Francisco Examiner). His remarkable short stories have led both the New Yorker and Harpers to single him out as one of the most original and admired voices in a generation. These stories are abundant proof of Rick Moody's grace as a stylist and a shaper of interior lives. He writes with equal force about the blithe energies of youth ("Boys") and the rueful onset of middle age ("Hawaiian Night"), about Midwestern optimists ("Double Zero") and West coast strategists ("Baggage Carousel"), about visionary exhilaration ("Forecast from the Retail Desk") and delusional catharsis ("Surplus Value Books: Catalog Number 13.") The astounding title story, which has already been reprinted in four different anthologies, is a masterpiece of remembrance and thwarted love. Full of deep feeling and stunningly beautiful language, the stories in Demonology offer the deepest pleasures that fiction can afford.
Writers from Clive Barker to Bruce Sterling and Roger Zelazny have praised John Shirley's searing, apocalyptic visions of postmodern hell on earth. Now this perversely brilliant author, one of the seminal representatives on the cyberpunk movement, unleashes his newest masterpiece. DEMONS. In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Divided into seven clans, these grisly invaders--gnashing, writhing, bloodthirsty monsters--seem horrifically to be long in our world. Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. Yet through it all, Ira continues to paint-for in his canvasses lie crucial clues to the demons' origins. Yet the demons draw their strength from an all-too-familiar evil--a deadly malevolence supported by some of the greatest powers on earth, concealed beneath the trappings of status, success, and abused power. Ira and his allies--including a compelling young seeress--come to believe these demons didn't just appear. They were summoned. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come . . . EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION: The original novella Demons was published as an acclaimed, limited edition hardcover which Publishers Weekly called a "mini-masterpiece. " Now the terror continues, as the sequel story, "Undercurrents," takes the reader on a macabre journey into the center of the conspiracy that may lay waste to the Earth.
Long before the Federation, powerful force invaded our galaxy and almost destroyed it... a force that began with possession and madness, and ended in murder! A Starfleet research expedition to the farthest reaches of the galaxy has unearthed that force once again... and brought its silent evil back to the planet Vulcan. Now Spock must defeat the demons that threaten his friends and family,or the Enterprise will become the instrument of the galaxy's destruction!
Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer-that is, until she's assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and plenty of Mayan enemies. Maggie's never going to survive this assignment without the help of a half-fire demon who makes her smolder... A hotter-than-sin hero with an agenda... Declan is proprietor of an underground club and busy demon portal. No way he'll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some crazy evil Mayans. But he's already got his hands full when the sexy witch offers him a challenge he can't refuse...
The annual Demon's Bluff Spirit Fest is coming to town--all hell (and heaven) is about to break loose.This sleepy desert town is so remote that no one is hassled for believing in God. Not even in 2022, when faith can get a guy arrested--or worse. So it's a perfect hideout for a young Christian with a price on his head.Except that a hundred years ago, good and evil had a showdown in Demon's Bluff--and it's about to happen again.Already, dark clouds are gathering in the desert. And a whole town is about to learn what happens when God's people choose to stand and trust instead of run and hide.
Hell To PayLeo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn't hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future. But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner's trick to some members of the ton. They'll never see Leo as their equal--one good reason to prove himself their better. And a noble marriage is an obvious start. Bookish Anne Hartfield, daughter of a baron, is hardly the flashiest miss on the marriage market. But her thoughtful reserve complements Leo's brash boldness in an attraction neither can deny. A whirlwind courtship sweeps Anne and Leo into a smoldering marriage before either can believe their luck. But happiness built on Leo's dark powers can't last. Soon, Anne will have to save her husband. . . or lose her heart. . . Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly! --Colleen GleasonPraise for Zoë Archer and Her NovelsRomantic and wonderfully original. --Shana AbéThe action explodes on page one and the pace never lets up. --Ann AguirreCrackles with adventure. --Mary Jo Putney
Rachel Proudfoot has enough trouble resisting the temptation of rakish Lord Morden without supernatural intervention. When she plays the traditional role of the Demon's Bride at a Walpurgis Night festival, however, a mighty earth spirit attempts to unite them in passion in order to return to the world.
Hell To PayLeo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn't hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future. But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner's trick to some members of the ton. They'll never see Leo as their equal--one good reason to prove himself their better. And a noble marriage is an obvious start. Bookish Anne Hartfield, daughter of a baron, is hardly the flashiest miss on the marriage market. But her thoughtful reserve complements Leo's brash boldness in an attraction neither can deny. A whirlwind courtship sweeps Anne and Leo into a smoldering marriage before either can believe their luck. But happiness built on Leo's dark powers can't last. Soon, Anne will have to save her husband. . .or lose her heart. . ."Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly!" --Colleen GleasonPraise for Zoë Archer and Her Novels"Romantic and wonderfully original." --Shana Abé"The action explodes on page one and the pace never lets up."--Ann Aguirre"Crackles with adventure." --Mary Jo Putney
A vivid and colorful history of the most dominant royal dynasty in English history, from Richard the Lionheart and Edward the Black Prince to Henry IV and Richard III The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family--from Henry II to Richard III . Four kings were murdered, two came close to deposition, and another was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the national myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research, acclaimed historian Desmond Seward provides the first readable overview of the whole extraordinary dynasty, in one volume.
Desire roused the demon within him. . . Wanting to live freely as a human, half-incubus Tristan flees the Wardens. Broke and starving, he accepts Cory's offer of a paid photo shoot, never dreaming he'd find a man with whom he could be aroused and erotic in his own body without having to submit to his demonic half. Psychically sensitive Cory didn't meet Tristan by accident; he volunteered to find the beautiful, exotic man for his patron. Cory had never before been able to touch a man without discomfort and soon can't stop, but the hotter the sex gets, the more he can sense the darkness Tristan is trying desperately to escape. Cory will do anything to keep Tristan safe, even if it means going against both his patron and the Wardens. Cory must learn how to soothe the demon-and to love the man within. 42,800 words
Four never-before-published paranormal tales from a quartet of top-tier talents. In the realm between the living and the undead, between human and immortal, four of today's most thrilling authors explore the delight that ensues when opposites come together... New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson challenges a charlatan exorcist with a sexy dead woman-and an unnatural romance. USA Today bestselling author Emma Holly introduces a beautiful scientist to the realm of the Demon World...and an irresistible male she has experimented on. National bestselling author Vickie Taylor throws a hell-bent man into the arms of a beautiful dark angel who is driven by ethereal desires of her own. And award-winning author Catherine Spangler gives a vampire prostitute a last chance at redemption when an angelic hunk offers her a night of divine lovemaking.
The Hardy boys, vacationing in Vermont, offer to help the police locate a missing camper and find themselves involved with a doomsday cult, a deadly strain of bacteria, and possibly the devil.
As part of the NYPD's special taskforce, Agent Katya Danske cleans up the mess when creatures of the night run amok. But lately she's been distracted by one paranorm in particular: her wickedly sexy partner, Blaise Michaels. For the sake of her professional reputation, Katya should end the affair with the demon co-worker-if only her body didn't crave his touch so deeply....Then a mysterious amulet falls into her hands, and Katya becomes the target of a vengeful demon who will stop at nothing to get it back. When she begins to exhibit unexplained powers, Katya needs Blaise more than ever to help her control the energy-and to face up to a truth she never could have imagined.
Fans of erotic romance will find it difficult to do better' #11;than Emma Holly and her dazzling novels of the Demon #11;World, where no law of desire goes unbroken.. Taking the routine life her family mapped out for her, Beth joins rchaeological dig with her long-time friend Charles. For such intruders, the desert city of Bhamjran is perfect-especially when it comes to exploring forbidden appetites like Charles's shameful e for a Yamish demon. And as he and Beth are about to learn, - Yama find humans equally irresistible. As a sexual captive, Prince Pahndir now exploits his talents as irietor of the most infamous and successful brothel in Bhamjran. content with simply selling fantasy to others, he's long dreamed fulfilling his own erotic fulfillment. He believes these two young humans may hold the key to answering his secret demon needs. Soon Beth and Charles are ushered into a passionate triangle that redethe limits of pleasure-and unexpectedly challenges the means of love. Inly a few authors can successfully blend storytelling, romance, and eroticism-and Emma Holly is definitely one of them." -The Romance Reader
Jocelynn Drake continues her successful Asylum Tales urban fantasy series with Demon's Fury, set in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free alongside humanity.Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters--but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis, Gideon, to stop an unknown entity who is using old magic to commit gruesome murders. And as if that's not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer ... who may be targeting tattoo artists.
The Compact of Sorcerers, a brotherhood sworn to protect the wall between the human and demon realms, is thrust into battle with an unseen evil that threatens to destroy them all... Forensic anthropologist Vivien Cairn fears she's losing her mind. Her libido has kicked into overdrive, and she's blacking out, leaving hours of her life unaccounted for and no memory of where she's been or what she's done. But when a sexy stranger rescues her from a demon attack, Vivien realizes there's more than just her sanity at stake. A seductive killer is luring victims, and Sorcerer Dain Hawkins finds himself walking a dangerous line between ancient duty and sizzling desire when the brotherhood--and Vivien herself--begins to suspect that her mysterious symptoms may connect her to the crimes. Can Dain save Vivien from the evil that threatens to claim her? Or will they both succumb to... DEMON'S HUNGER
Jonathan Silvertown here explores the astonishing diversity of plant life in regions as spectacular as the verdant climes of Japan, the lush grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the shallow wetlands and teeming freshwaters of Florida, the tropical rainforests of southeast Mexico, and the Canary Islands archipelago, whose evolutionary novelties--and exotic plant life--have earned it the sobriquet the Galápagos of botany. Along the way, Silvertown looks closely at the evolution of plant diversity in these locales and explains why such variety persists in light of ecological patterns and evolutionary processes. In novel and useful ways, he also investigates the current state of plant diversity on the planet to show the ever-challenging threats posed by invasive species and humans. This paperback edition will include an entirely new chapter on the astonishing diversity of plant life in the Western Cape of South Africa that focuses on fynbos, a vegetation endemic to the Cape. Bringing the secret life of plants into more colorful and vivid focus than ever before, Demons in Eden is an empathic and impassioned exploration of modern plant ecology that unlocks evolutionary mysteries of the natural world.
Even by vampire standards, Reaper is a loner, and his current mission to destroy a gang of rogue bloodsuckers is definitely a one-vamp job. Then fate takes a hand, and before he knows it, he's surrounded by a ragtag crew of misfit helpers: the newbie, the princess, the shape-shifter and the human healer. Seth is new to immortality, but he's sharp and strong-and he'll risk anything for the rogues' strange female captive, a secretive creature he doesn't understand but feels compelled to save. Vixen is confused by the emotions that swirl through her at the sight of her impulsive hero. She only hopes the brutal Gregor and his bloodthirsty renegades will leave her alive long enough to explore them. Or will Reaper himself be the one to destroy them all?
Demons are preying on schoolchildren in her city, so Francesca Barnes does what any red-blooded librarian would do, she does some research and goes hunting. But the books she finds in a secret cache don't tell her the whole story. Chess has no idea what she's just stepped into or just how special she is. Orion is Drakul, part demon, and a loyal servant of the Order. He doesn't expect a motorcycle-riding librarian to be messing around with demonic forces, and he doesn't expect her to smell so damn good. But Ryan's got bigger problems. His partner has disappeared, and the forces of Darkness are rising. Now Chess is Ryan's only hope of finding his partner, and Ryan is Chess's only hope of survival because the demons now know Chess exists and that she is the heir to a long-lost power that could push back their dark tide. If Ryan can keep her alive long enough, she just might be the key to destroying the demons completely. But Ryan doesn't know he's been betrayed by the very Order he serves. And if Chess does, by some miracle survive, he won't ever be able to touch her again...
Serah SanGermano runs a successful catering company in a Midwestern town. After she inadvertently helped her friend unleash a legion of demons, she's been trying to hide her own newly discovered powers. Matthias Ambrose, a mysterious demon mercenary sent to protect her, has his own secret- one that will embroil them both in the scandal from hell.
Lord Vendeiman has returned from war to find his estate bankrupt and his father dead. When wealthy widow Maria Celestin offers to hire him to pose as her fiancé, he agrees, but forbidden passion ignites between them. Dare he reach for happiness? But what will happen when Vandeiman learns the truth about the woman he has come to love?
In Husaquahr, the world of magic beyond the Sea of Dreams, the battle had been won and all seemed peaceful. But Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, master sorcerer, knew better. Far to the south on the River of Dancing Gods, the Dark Baron plotted with a Demon Prince to wage the final war that would bring about Armageddon.
In fourteenth century London, Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight convicted of treason and stripped of his land, title and his honor. He has become known as the "Tracker"--a man who can find anything, can solve any puzzle and, with the help of his apprentice, Jack Tucker, an orphaned street urchin with a thief's touch--will do so for a price. But this time, even Crispin is wary of taking on his most recent client. Jacob of Provencal is a Jewish physician at the King's court, even though all Jews were expelled from England nearly a century before. Jacob wants Crispin to find stolen parchments that might be behind the recent, ongoing, gruesome murders of young boys, parchments that someone might have used to bring forth a demon which now stalks the streets and alleys of London.
The Goblin Market has always been the center of Sin's world. But now the Market is at war with the magicians, and Sin's place is in danger. Thrown out of the Market she loves, Sin is thrown together with brothers Nick and Alan--whom she's always despised. Alan has been marked by a magician and is being tortured so that the magicians can get to Nick. As Sin watches Alan struggle to protect the demon brother he loves, she begins to see him in a new light--but she and Mae are locked in a fierce rivalry over who will inherit the leadership of the Goblin Market, and a decisive battle with the Aventurine Circle is looming. Mae's brother, Jamie, is holed up with the magicians, his loyalties in question. And Nick--well, who knows what a demon might do to save his brother? How far will Nick go to save Alan--and what will it cost them all? Find out in this gripping conclusion to the trilogy Scott Westerfeld says is "full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder."
The sexy, powerful, and heroic half-demon children of the villainous Gulielmus are ready to fall. But love doesn't come easy when you're cursed by your own father. This hot and humorous paranormal bundle features one unforgettable family and five enchanting romances:A Demon in Waiting: Ariel Thomas knows smart women don't stop for hitchhikers, but for once in her regimented life, she decides to offer a gorgeous hobo a ride. John's unsophisticated charm makes Ariel swoon, and he's enthralled by her worldliness. The two fall hard and fast, but Gulielmus wants to put the skids on their cross-country love affair.A Demoness Matched: Liberated from a dangerous cult, Julia Tate needs protection from her incubus father and reclusive former baseball star Calvin Wolff's home is the perfect hideout. But Calvin has a hairy secret, too. When trouble finds them, can a werewolf and a demoness make an out-of-this-world match?A Demon in Love: Charles Edison wants to belong to someone special. But the Fates conspire to right old wrongs, and Charles learns the woman destined for him is one he shouldn't want: Marion Wilder, whose family has been on the supernatural Most Wanted List for twenty-five years.A Demon Bewitched: The last time Claude Fortier fell for a woman, Gulielmus killed her. Nearly 200 years later, Claude's lover is back . . . sort of. Gail Colvard may have been born with his sweet Laurette's soul, but her new-and-improved incarnation is a witch who isn't taking any mess - not from him, and not from dear old dad, either.An Angel Fallen: Mark Mayer gives up being an angel to chase after his would-be beloved, a werewolf who's gone feral because she won't settle with a mate. He's certain that trading his halo and wings for a mortal life with Sweetie is worth it--but convincing one stubborn werewolf that together they can find heaven on earth just might take a Christmas miracle.
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