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Cursed to spend his days as a wolf, at night Rolfe de Viandin was under a different enchantment. One woven by the beauteous Annelise de Sayerne---the woman fated to be his doom and his salvation! Vowing to marry solely for love seemed to Annelise the only way to escape her family's legacy of violence. Yet now she was oathbound to the mysterious Rolfe de Viandin, a man who denied her his trust though he'd managed to capture her heart!
It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday's only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland--and a man Sunday's family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past--and hers?
The lady, an investigator who excels at uncovering information to save her clients from execution . . . The fallen priest, beaten down by his guilt over a terrible sin and its tragic consequences . . . The warden, a kind man within a cruel system . . . The mute prisoner, sensing what others cannot in what he calls "this enchanted place" . . .The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. Two outsiders walk here: a woman known only as the lady, and a fallen priest. The lady comes to the prison when she has a job to do. She's skilled at finding the secrets that get men off death row. This gift threatens her career--and complicates her life--when she takes on the case of York, a killer whose date of execution looms. York is different from the lady's former clients: he wants to die. Going against the condemned man's wishes, the lady begins her work. What she uncovers about York's birth and upbringing rings chillingly familiar. In York's shocking and shameful childhood, the lady sees the shadows of her own.The lady is watched by a death row inmate who finds escape in the books he reads from the prison library and by reimagining the world he inhabits--a world of majestic golden horses that stampede underground and of tiny men who hammer away inside stone walls. He is not named, nor do we know his crime. But he listens. He listens to York's story. He sees the lady fall in love with the priest and wonders how such warmth is possible in these crumbling corridors. As tensions in "this enchanted place" build, he sees the corruption and the danger. And he waits as the hour of his own destiny approaches.The Enchanted is a magical novel about redemption, the poetry that can exist within the unfathomable, and the human capacity to transcend and survive even the most nightmarish reality. Beautiful and unexpected, this is a memorable story.
She knows how to unravel secrets, but getting to the bottom of this one might just kill her. Magic is for fools, television news reporter Caitlyn believes. And she's no fool. She's determined to prove master illusionist Shay a fake. Somehow though, with Shay the lines between magic and reality blur. Perhaps it's his charisma, or being in Ireland with him, but now she's dreaming of a magical place. One that seems oddly familiar... Shay hides a terrible secret. He's to blame for Caitlyn's separation from her family and the world she doesn't remember. She must go home to the Sidhe, and to recover his honor, he must be the one to bring her. He'll willingly lose everything he is to help her break the curse binding her. But time is of the essence--the old evil has surfaced. He must make Caitlyn believe in magic, and his love, before she becomes its prey.75,874 Words
Young girls will be enchanted with this storybook treasury featuring Barbie as Thumbelina, Barbie & The Diamond Castle, and Barbie as The Island Princess.
Beautiful, charming and respected as the wife of an ambitious senator, Helena Cabot Barnes is the leading lady of Saratoga Springs. But beneath the facade lies a terrible deception. Helena married for all the wrong reasons-and discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Fearing for her safety, she ends her marriage and flees to legendary Moon Lake Lodge, where she creates a refuge for other women in need of a safe haven. And there she finds the courage within to become the woman she was meant to be.But Helena can't outrun her past. In desperation, she turns to Michael Rowan, a man she once loved, a man who broke her heart. A brilliant inventor, Michael is still ruggedly handsome, still defiantly unconventional. For Helena, the road to trusting Michael again is long and hard. And danger lies ahead. But Michael has just discovered a shattering truth...and a reason to stay and fight for the woman he once lost.With a deft hand and a unique voice, acclaimed author Susan Wiggs creates an enchanting story that will take your breath away as it reaffirms the power of love and the magic of forgiveness.
Following the overwhelming success of Enchanted, author Nancy Madore has responded to her fans' pleas for a follow-up with a brilliant second collection-this time comprised of superbly sensual, delightfully debauched and decidedly darker modern-day interpretations of classic nursery rhymes.Meet Dan, the handyman whose toolbox is full of surprises...Georgie Porgie, no longer the boy who's content with only kissing girls...Jessica, who, torn between two men, may be lured into the wrong web...Peter, whose wife's wandering eye arouses his libido.... As well as an interesting assortment of characters who will entertain and arouse the adult in you....
His Plan Was Seduction... Proud and beautiful Lady Ariel D'Archer bravely bears the cruel disdain of society -- all the while wondering if her sullied reputation will prevent love from ever entering her heart again. But then she meets Nathan Trevain, whose breathtaking gaze inflames her passion and whose softest touch sets her heated blood racing. This is a man unwilling to take "no" for an answer -- nor is Ariel certain she could deny him anything. But he is also a man who harbors a dangerous secret -- one that places Ariel in grave danger once she uncovers it. His Destiny Was Surrender The secretive future Duke of Davenport has his own hidden reasons for wanting to help the exquisite fallen rose restore her good name -- and for taking her prisoner once she discovers his true identity. For his lovely captive holds the key to the fate of his lost brother. And it will take every ounce of Trevain's fabled seductive powers to win her help. But the closer he holds her -- the deeper he kisses her -- the more completely the lady Ariel takes possession of his soul. Will she be the one to seduce him with true love -- the sweetest, most succulent magic of all?
The creative mind behind the bestselling Enchanted series is back, crafting more of the lusciously erotic stories that have become synonymous with her name. In this brand-new collection, Nancy Madore offers up the peculiar and fantastic world of the paranormal, where sensual fantasies know no bounds. Within these arousing stories you'll discover how wildly promiscuous fairies react when a flesh-and-blood woman stumbles into their midst. . . why a werewolf with a sadistic streak finally succumbs to unexpectedly dangerous desire. . . a monster hunt that turns into a darkened night of terror and delight. . . and how a couple manipulates magic to dominate and stimulate. . . .
Make your own oils, blends, and fragrances--and make your dreams come true! The proper oils, blends, and fragrances are central to the practice of Wicca, and essential for many spells, candle magick, mojo bags, ritual bathing, incenses, floor washes, potpourri, anointing sacred objects, and much more. For over thirty years, Wiccan expert Lady Rhea has been creating her own special formulas that she supplies to some of the world's quintessential Pagan stores such as The Warlock Shoppe and Enchantments--and now she shares them with you! In The Enchanted Formulary, Lady Rhea gives you the recipes that she's perfected over three decades and also shows you where to get some of the harder-to-find ingredients. Some of the 300 blends included are formulas for love; money, luck, and success; healing and personal transformation; and uncrossing and protection. You'll also learn: * The magick of oils * Mixology (how to mix and blend) * Magical application (different uses of oils for magickal purposes) * Popular perfume fragrances today and the their role in magick * Astrological influences on when to blend your oils The Enchanted Formulary can be easily used on its own or with Lady Rhea's The Enchanted Candle, and each recipe comes with detailed information on the origins of the fragrance. The road to self-empowerment begins here! Praise for The Enchanted Candle "The Enchanted Candle includes rituals for every occasion together with details on the basics of 'how to do it' and--most important--why this all works. All aspects are here: candles, oils, herbs, seals; all the ancillary items plus where to find them. This is a complete book that you'll use time and again." --Raymond Buckland, author of Practical Candleburning Rituals and Advanced Candle Magick
Make your own oils, blends, and fragrances--and make your dreams come true! The proper oils, blends, and fragrances are central to the practice of Wicca, and essential for many spells, candle magick, mojo bags, ritual bathing, incenses, floor washes, potpourri, anointing sacred objects, and much more. For over thirty years, Wiccan expert Lady Rhea has been creating her own special formulas that she supplies to some of the world's quintessential Pagan stores such as The Warlock Shoppe and Enchantments--and now she shares them with you! In The Enchanted Formulary, Lady Rhea gives you the recipes that she's perfected over three decades and also shows you where to get some of the harder-to-find ingredients. Some of the 300 blends included are formulas for love; money, luck, and success; healing and personal transformation; and uncrossing and protection. You'll also learn: The magick of oils Mixology (how to mix and blend) Magical application (different uses of oils for magickal purposes) Popular perfume fragrances today and the their role in magick Astrological influences on when to blend your oils The Enchanted Formulary can be easily used on its own or with Lady Rhea's The Enchanted Candle, and each recipe comes with detailed information on the origins of the fragrance. The road to self-empowerment begins here! Praise for The Enchanted Candle The Enchanted Candle includes rituals for every occasion together with details on the basics of 'how to do it' and--most important--why this all works. All aspects are here: candles, oils, herbs, seals; all the ancillary items plus where to find them. This is a complete book that you'll use time and again. --Raymond Buckland, author of Practical Candleburning Rituals and Advanced Candle Magick
Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble-a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melstone House. But when Aidan arrives on the doorstep, he finds that the sorcerer's grandson, Andrew, has inherited the house. The good news is that Aidan can tell immediately that Andrew's brimming with magic, too-and so is everyone else at Melstone. The bad news is that Andrew doesn't remember anything his grandfather taught him. Chaos is swiftly rising, and he has no idea how to control it. A sinister neighbor is stealing power from the land, magic is leaking between realms . . . and it's only a matter of time before the Stalkers find Aidan. If Aidan and Andrew can harness their own magics, they may be able to help each other. But can they do it before the entire countryside comes apart at the seams?
DON'T MESS WITH HEXES Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. , a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor's contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed. She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it's up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and-hopefully-live happily ever after. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sixteen-year-old Lily is determined to attend Princeton University, so she's thrilled when she meets a group of powerful alumni, the Old Boys, who guarantee her admission if she passes a secret test and finds the Princeton Key. In her search to seal her future, Lily learns of a magical, alternate Princeton and discovers that the Princeton Key, which opens the door between the two worlds, is not an object, but a person. And it's her. Now Lily is caught in a power struggle between the Old Boys and the leaders of the magical realm, and unless she can find a way to make peace between the two sides, Lily's mother--and possibly Lily herself--will die. and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage--and a little magic--to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.
In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roes life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her familys farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change--first into Evelyns mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam. Evelyn and Adam fall in love, sharing a connection that reaches to the essence of Evelyns being. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept the likes of Adam, and his unusual origin becomes the secret at the center of their seemingly normal marriage. Adam proves gifted with horses, and together he and Evelyn establish a horse-training business. They raise five daughters, each of whom possesses something of Adams supernatural gifts. Then a tragic accident strikes the family, and Adam, in his grief, reveals his extraordinary character to the local community. Evelyn and Adam must flee to Florida with their daughters to avoid ostracism and prying doctors. Adrift in their new surroundings, they soon realize that the difference between Adam and other men is greater than they ever imagined. Intensely moving and unforgettable, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope captures the beauty of the natural world, and explores the power of abiding love and otherness in all its guises. It illuminates the magic in ordinary life and makes us believe in the extraordinary.
As one of the last surviving Mistweavers, half-blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds: the faery and the human. But the time has come to choose. The Lightfolk require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy-and rescue her missing brother. Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only for him will she agree to work with her ex-lover, Tage, and revisit the darkest corners of her soul. For a reckoning is at hand, and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dark. . . ;.
Mark Cornwall is a young man who asks questions, in a society where all answers come from above. His questing spirit leads him into deadly exile.
MELTING FROSTY by Maggie Shayne For Matt, Christmas has aroused painful memories ever since his father died, leaving his family all but destitute and Matt with far too much responsibility too soon. Holly lost her family in a tragedy- - but found solace and strength in the holidays her family loved so much. So when Matt and Holly cross paths, it's more than fate - it's a chance for both of them to find the one perfect gift they have both searched for all their lives... CHARLOTTE'S WEB by Erin McCarthy For the longest time, Charlotte Murphy has burned for Will Thornton. But as far as Charlotte can tell, Will sees her only as a friend. Tired of waiting for Will to recognize her as the sexy, wanton woman she truly is, Charlotte decides to fall back on her genes - and embrace the witch within her. Her newfound powers offer a tempting way to get what she wants out of who she wants. But does she really want a man like Will to love her because of witchcraft - or because he wants to? BEAT OF TEMPTATION by Nalini Singh Young Tamsyn has always held a special place in her heart for her powerful fellow packmember Nate. But as a dominant male leopard in the pack, the more experienced Nate doesn't want to trap Tamsyn into the fierce demands of the mating bond - a bond driven by the animal within - when she's hardly had the chance to grow into a woman. But Tamsyn knows what she wants for Christmas, and she's going to get it ... GIFTS OF THE MAGI by Jean Johnson Steve Bethel and his fiancée, Rachel, could use a few miracles right about now - the family bed-and-breakfast is mortgaged to the hilt, the biggest blizzard in half a century is ruining the shortest day of the year, and their guests are canceling right and left. Then three strangers show up at what seems like the darkest hour, looking for a place to stay for the holidays ...
As Crimson Romance celebrates its first anniversary, we honor those pioneers who helped shape the direction of romance novels for all of us. Suspense, mystery, paranormal activity and love - always love - have been the cornerstone of the genre since the early 1970s. Now we have updated the covers to these classics - but not the words - and reissued these timeless reads to let you relive the thrill of discovering a world of romance all over again.<P><P> Lovely chestnut-haired Lynn Carter refused to be impressed by Wayde McCuller's wealth and darkly handsome looks. She thought him a snob and resented his scorn for the hometown she loved. Yet somehow Lynn found it impossible to avoid constant encounters with the arrogantly charming young man. And when the town was rocked by a shocking incident that left Wayde in serious trouble, Lynn felt compelled to rush to the defense of the man she'd thought she hated. Could it be that her anger toward Wayde masked deep feelings of love? Was she headed for happiness - or heartbreak?
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Written over the course of Leskov's career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in a richly entertaining collection.
The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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