The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive battlefleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages. Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent. The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires. And on the ground, Colonel Erik Cain, hero of the Marine Corps, leads his crack troops again into combat, seeking the final battle. In the background, the secretive intelligence agencies of the despotic Superpowers plot and scheme, using their own soldiers as pawns in the great game for control of space. But the final battle will be fought in the reddish sands of a backwater world, and the prize will be the staggering secret that has lain hidden in a remote cave for untold centuries. All the Powers struggle for the ultimate victory, but at what cost? The Cost of Victory is the second book in the Crimson Worlds series and the sequel to Marines. The Crimson Worlds Series: Marines (Crimson Worlds I) - Available Now! Tombstone (A Crimson Worlds Prequel) - Available Now! A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III) - December 2012 The First Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV) - March 2013
Author: Jay Allan
Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers. As Erik rises through the ranks he finally finds a home, first with the marines who fight at his side and later among the colonists - men and women who have dared to leave everything behind to build a new society on the frontier, one where the freedoms and rights lost long ago on Earth are preserved. Amidst the blood and death and sacrifice, Erik begins to wonder. Is he fighting the right war? Who is the real enemy? Crimson Worlds II: The Cost of Victory - Available Now! Tombstone: A Crimson Worlds Prequel - Available Now! Crimson Worlds III: A Little Rebellion - December 2012
Under the Crimson Sun
Author: Keith R.A. DeCandido
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Tharizdun, the Chanied God, has released the Voidharrow--a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss--into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague! When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen. When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever. From the Paperback edition.
The Crimson Worm
Author: Lori Pagel
Publisher: WestBow Press
The word worm has two different meanings in the Bible. One is about the worms we see every day, and the other is the crimson worm. This crimson worm tells the story of Jesus and His love for us in dying on the cross.
Flames of Rebellion
Author: Jay Allan
In Flames of Rebellion, a group of rebels fighting for independence sows the seeds of revolution across the galaxy in this blockbuster military sci-fi adventure from Jay Allan, the author of the Crimson Worlds and Far Stars series. The planet Haven slides closer to revolution against its parent nation, Federal America. Everett Wells, the fair-minded planetary governor, has tried to create a peaceful resolution, but his failure has caused the government to send Asha Stanton, a ruthless federal operative, to quell the insurgency. Wells quickly realizes that Stanton has the true power . . . and two battalions of government security troops—specifically trained to put down unrest—under her control. Unlike Wells, Stanton is prepared to resort to extreme methods to break the back of the gathering rebellion, including unleashing Colonel Robert Semmes, the psychopathic commander of her soldiers, on the Havenites. But the people of Haven have their own ideas. They are not the beaten-down masses of Earth, but men and women with the courage and fortitude to tame a new world. Damian Ward is such a resident of Haven, a retired veteran and decorated war hero, who has watched events on his adopted world with growing apprehension. He sympathizes with the revolutionaries, his friends and neighbors, but he is loath to rebel against the flag he fought to defend. That is, until Stanton’s reign of terror intrudes into his life—and threatens those he knows and loves. Then he does what he must, rallying Haven’s other veterans and leading them to the aid of the revolutionaries. Yet the battle-scarred warrior knows that even if Haven’s freedom fighters defeat the federalists, the rebellion is far from over . . . it’s only just begun.
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter. Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow, and some very unpleasant carol singers. There's no denying that the supposed season of goodwill is a time of year that lends itself to detective fiction. On a cold night, it's tempting to curl up by the fireside with a good mystery. And more than that, claustrophobic house parties, with people cooped up with long-estranged relatives, can provide plenty of motives for murder. Including forgotten stories by major writers such as Margery Allingham, as well as classic tales by less familiar crime novelists, each story in this selection is introduced by the leading expert on classic crime, Martin Edwards. The resulting volume is an entertaining and atmospheric compendium of wintry delights.
AURORA RISING: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: Over 1,400 Pages of Sci-Fi Adventure **1st trilogy in the Aurora Rhapsody series (Starshine, Vertigo & Transcendence, plus bonus content) Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill ofdiscovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into theunknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love andloss, of fear andheroism. It's the story of a woman who sought thestars and found morethan anyone imagined possible. When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin? * STARSHINE SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them. The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds. Though thriving as never before, Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets & free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power. Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero & her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space & has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars. Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life-not to mention the entire galaxy-upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle & a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not. * VERTIGO Where do you run when there is no escape? Where do you turn when the enemy within is as dangerous as the enemy unknown? Humanity is under attack. An engineered war between rival superpowers escalates even as the shadowy Metigen armada begins attacking colonies on the fringes of settled space. Individuals from across the galaxy fight for their own survival & to protect those they hold dear while a group of unlikely allies race to expose a secret cabal. As the aliens draw ever closer, leaving destruction & death in their wake, the strongest defenders of Earth & Seneca fall to one another in a war of lies & misdirection. Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano stand accused of terrorism & murder. In a desperate gambit to clear their names & find a way to defeat the invaders, they breach the dimensional portal at the heart of the Metis Nebula. In a strange, mystical realm where nothing is what it seems, they will uncover secrets about humanity's past & future-and one revelation which will change everything. * TRANSCENDENCE What does it mean to be human? What if the price of saving humanity is giving up your own? We stand upon the precipice of extinction.The invading Metigen armada has decimated a third of settled space, leaving millions dead. Determined to save civilization, Earth & Seneca put aside their differences to face the threat together. But it may not be enough to stop the fleet of colossal dreadnoughts inhabited by advanced AIs. Alex Solovy & Caleb Marano hold the key to defeating the invaders. Now they face a deadly gauntlet of relentless alien hunters & assassins sent to kill them before they can unleash a potent new weapon. They will risk everything in a bid to save the human race-even if it means they can't save each other. The lines blur between man and machine, ally and enemy, and soldier and civilian. In a final stand against an ancient, powerful foe intent on eradicating it from the universe, humanity comes face to face with its destiny.
Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them -- not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: A. C. Weisbecker
Soon to be a major motion picture starring John Cusack! Mr. Quark is a down-on-his luck pot-smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Colombia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible Jose. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling in millions in cash and high-grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on “ridiculously false” drug and terrorism charges. But times have quickly grown lean, and to liven up their exile, Jose decides to mug a family of American tourists. Among the spoils are physics texts, which launch Mr. Quark on a side-splitting, boisterous adventure north to California, where he confronts the owner of the books with his own theories on relativity, the nature of the universe, and looking for the meaning of life in all the wrong places….
One Crimson Thread
Author: Micheal O'Siadhail
There is tenderness, intensity, and gratitude--which will resonate with all who know both love and loss.--Teresa Black "The Poetry Shelf, Midwest Book Review"
More Letters of Note
Publisher: Canongate Books
More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Including letters from: Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë and many more.
The Shadow Legions
Author: Jay Allan
The war with the First Imperium is over, and Grand Fleet is limping home from the frontier. There is no joy, however...no elation at the "victory." The losses this time were too heavy...too personal...to bear. They did what had to be done to drive back the enemy and save the human worlds from certain destruction. Now they were left to find a way to live with the gut wrenching decisions that victory had required.
First Drop of Crimson
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: Harper Collins
“First Drop of Crimson is a passionate and tantalizing tale, filled with dark sensuality and fast-paced action. The lead couple is irresistible—a gutsy heroine to cheer for and a smoldering hero to die for. An unforgettable story!” —Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost is back with the first book of a sexy spinoff from her USA Today and New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. In this electrifying novel, the spotlight shines on her popular characters Bones’ and Cat’s closest confidantes – and one woman will come close to the dark side of desire as she places her trust in a vampire who could prove to be her salvation…or her downfall. The winner of multiple awards—including a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Urban Fantasy and a Romance Reviewers Today Best Paranormal Award—Jeaniene Frost has received the Romantic Times Top Pick rating four times in a row…not to mention unqualified raves from critics, peers, and discriminating fans of paranormal romance.
The year is 2150, and bullied nineteen-year-old Flora can no longer ignore the burning curiosity to learn what¿s behind the towering Wall surrounding her home state of Apollo. Citizens still read books, discuss philosophy, and send text messages, but questioning The Other Side is forbidden. When Flora¿s naïveté accidentally reveals a dark secret about Apollo, she¿s forced into an isolated web of truth, lies, and survival. Fearing for her life, she leaves behind a clue for her childhood friend, Andrew, placing her last hope in their special bond. The Apollo Illusion is a story for the hackers, the techies, the seekers, and the rebels of the world.
Author: Rosamund Hodge
An exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and the extravagant court of Versailles, from the author of Cruel Beauty. A doomed warrior and the king's most notorious bastard must join forces to defeat a dark evil in this gorgeously intricate fantasy—perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses. When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat. Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in a vain effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the legendary sword that might save their world. Together, they navigate the opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no one can be trusted. And as the two become unexpected allies, they discover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic . . . and a love that may be their undoing. Within a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?