In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it.
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Another night on the Nightside...An ancient evil looms over Santa Luz. Prostitutes are showing up dead and eviscerated. And Jill Kismet just might be able to get her revenge against an old enemy. There's just one problem. Someone wants Jill dead--again. And if they have to open up Hell itself to kill her, they will. Sometimes, even when you're Jill Kismet, you don't have a prayer... Jill Kismet Novels Night Shift Hunter's Prayer Redemption Alley Flesh Circus Heaven's Spite Angel Town Jill Kismet (omnibus) For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out: Gallow and Ragged Trailer Park Fae Bannon and Clare The Iron Wyrm Affair The Red Plague Affair The Ripper Affair The Damnation Affair (e-only) Dante Valentine Novels Working for the Devil Dead Man Rising Devil's Right Hand Saint City Sinners To Hell and Back Dante Valentine (omnibus) A Romance of Arquitaine Novels The Hedgewitch Queen The Bandit King Blood Call (coming August 2015)
Embrace the Darkness
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Publisher: Zebra Books
Is He Her Mortal Enemy-- Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain. . . Or The Man Who Will Risk All. . . Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her. Strangely, while he desires both Shay's blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly. To Save Her Life? A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper. It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott. But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms.. . . Praise for Alexandra Ivy and When Darkness Comes. . . "Not to be missed. . .Ivy is definitely an author with huge potential in the paranormal genre." --Romantic Times (Top Pick!) "Alexandra Ivy is already in a league of her own." --Lynn Viehl, author of Night Lost
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
A new heroine hits the urban fantasy scene in this spectacular series about an exorcist by New York Times bestselling author, Lilith Saintcrow. When things go bump in the night, I bump back. Hard. Every city has a hunter -- someone brave enough, tough enough, and fearless enough to take on the nightside. Santa Luz is lucky. They've got Jill Kismet. With a hellbreed mark on her wrist and a lot of silverjacket ammo, she's fully trained and ready to take on the world. Except the world isn't the problem. The problem is hellbreed thinking they can run her town, and a clutch of nightmarish murders. It looks like a rogue Were is killing his way through Santa Luz, and he's got help. So does Jill--but help isn't what this new hunter needs. She needs a miracle. But miracles are in short supply. Better stick with more ammo... Welcome to the Night Shift... Jill Kismet Novels Night Shift Hunter's Prayer Redemption Alley Flesh Circus Heaven's Spite Angel Town Jill Kismet (omnibus) For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out: Gallow and Ragged Trailer Park Fae Bannon and Clare The Iron Wyrm Affair The Red Plague Affair The Ripper Affair The Damnation Affair (e-only) Dante Valentine Novels Working for the Devil Dead Man Rising Devil's Right Hand Saint City Sinners To Hell and Back Dante Valentine (omnibus) A Romance of Arquitaine Novels The Hedgewitch Queen The Bandit King Blood Call (coming August 2015)
Author: Zoë Marriott
Cursed: Frost is possessed by a wolf demon that brings death everywhere she goes. Betrayed: On fleeing her home, Frost is captured by a band of warriors sworn to protect their country from rebel fighters. Imprisoned: Trapped until she can proved she is not an enemy.
A new adventure starring Lauren and her magical pony, Twilight who turns into a beautiful, snow-white unicorn when Lauren says the magic words. There's great excitement at the stables - a beautiful mare called Apple has just had a foal! The new foal is gorgeous and seems to be watching Lauren with a very wise look in his huge eyes. Lauren's excitement is spoiled when snooty Jade Roberts turns up. Jade goes to Lauren's school and used to be Twilight's owner but she sold him because he was too quiet and dull. Lauren, of course, knows better... That night Lauren and Twilight visit the foal in secret. Suddenly Twilight hears a noise and they find Jade up to no good. Apple, fiercely protective of her foal, is frightened and angry at Jade's intrusion. Even though she doesn't like Jade, Lauren knows she has to do something to help. Lauren and Twilight make a daring rescue to save Jade who has to admit that she may have been wrong about Twilight after all. Later, Lauren and Twilight discover the reason for Apple's over-protectiveness - that maybe, just maybe, Currant is a new unicorn, but they'll have to wait at least a year to find out...
The Sweetest Burn
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: HQN Books
The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance—and passion—as the struggle for the fate of the world begins… Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous—and dangerously sexy—Adrian. Ivy isn't sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between the demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who's decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his. At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he's vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins. But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them—will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…
Marked by Midnight
Author: Lara Adrian
Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC
MARKED BY MIDNIGHT A Midnight Breed Novella Midnight Breed: Book 11.5 Determined to solve a string of brutal slayings in London, vampire warrior Mathias Rowan is forced to seek the help of Nova, a fiery tattoo artist who ignites an unexpected, yet undeniable, passion in the grim Order enforcer. Nova’s shadowy connections and dark talents may be Mathias’s best hope of unmasking a treacherous enemy...but falling for a woman with her dangerous past will risk both their hearts and their lives.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lara Adrian comes a new story in her Midnight Breed series… Once, they lived in secret alongside mankind. Now, emerged from the shadows, the Breed faces enemies on both sides—human and vampire alike. No one knows that better than Lazaro Archer, one of the eldest, most powerful of his kind. His beloved Breedmate and family massacred by a madman twenty years ago, Lazaro refuses to open his heart again. Sworn to his duty as the leader of the Order’s command center in Italy, the last thing the hardened warrior wants is to be tasked with the rescue and safekeeping of an innocent woman in need of his protection. But when a covert mission takes a deadly wrong turn, Lazaro finds himself in the unlikely role of hero with a familiar, intriguing beauty he should not desire, but cannot resist. Melena Walsh has never forgotten the dashing Breed male who saved her life as a child. But the chivalrous hero of her past is in hard contrast to the embittered, dangerous man on whom her safety now depends. And with an unwanted—yet undeniable—desire igniting between them, Melena fears that Lazaro’s protection may come at the price of her heart…. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguié
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After losing her parents in a rafting accident, Holly Cather is sent to live with her aunt and twin cousins in Seattle, where she discovers a family legacy of magic, possession, and reincarnation, and a generations-old feud.
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Some cases are unusual - even for Jill Kismet. When her police contact asks her to look into a "suicide", she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder -- and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead. The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what's going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper. How far will a hunter go when her city -- and her friends -- are on the line? Just far enough. Step into Redemption Alley... Jill Kismet Novels Night Shift Hunter's Prayer Redemption Alley Flesh Circus Heaven's Spite Angel Town Jill Kismet (omnibus) For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out: Gallow and Ragged Trailer Park Fae Bannon and Clare The Iron Wyrm Affair The Red Plague Affair The Ripper Affair The Damnation Affair (e-only) Dante Valentine Novels Working for the Devil Dead Man Rising Devil's Right Hand Saint City Sinners To Hell and Back Dante Valentine (omnibus) A Romance of Arquitaine Novels The Hedgewitch Queen The Bandit King Blood Call (coming August 2015)
Author: Gary Webb
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Gary Webb pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from then newly declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that had never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Webb’s own stranger-than-fiction experience is also woven into the book. His excoriation by the media—not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but by an insidious process of innuendo and suggestion that in effect blamed Webb for the implications of the story—had been all but predicted. Webb was warned off doing a CIA expose by a former Associated Press journalist who lost his job when, years before, he had stumbled onto the germ of the “Dark Alliance” story. And though Internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department eventually vindicated Webb, he had by then been pushed out of the Mercury News and gone to work for the California State Legislature Task Force on Government Oversight. He died in 2004.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Book One of the bestselling Lux series Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring...until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is.
Author: Lara Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Romance, adventure, fantasy, and myth combine in the final book in Lara Morgan's enchanting Twins of Saranthium trilogy. Lost to the splitting, retrieved by the ring, sing with her bane and recast all things... Saranthium is enslaved by the power of The Four. The people's only haven is with the Clans of the desert and their only hope lies with the twins. But Shaan is trapped in the Void and Tallis can no longer find the serpents. To save his sister Tallis must capture the Prophet's Ring from the stronghold of the gods, but to do so requires laying his life at their feet. Meanwhile Shaan must embark on an odyssey of her own, through the strange ways of the Void, with only a bitter and defeated Azoth at her side. Tasked by the Guides with finding Ogia's Shore, Shaan must fight to find her way, and if she fails, she will be trapped forever and Saranthium will fall for good.
What in contemporary cinema is a horror film and what is a science fiction movie? "Blade Runner" (1982) is as much film noir as science fiction, and it is a literary adaptation. The latest remake of "The Mummy" (1999) is more an effects fantasy or action/adventure than straightforward horror. Whatever your viewpoint, the best of these movies have generated cults and imitations and the worst have a wonderfully perverse appeal all of their own. This new volume in the "Sight and Sound "readers series provides a varied and diverse overview of trends that have shaped sci-fi/horror in the last decade. It explores how recent films like "The Fight Club" and "The Truman Show" have impinged on more traditional territory and have tested the limits of conventional understandings of these most central of genres. The book engages with a host of topics that have emerged over the last decade: vampire movies, body horror, the nuclear threat, childhood terror, artificial worlds, and postmodern horror. It includes fresh looks at classics such as "Rosemary's Baby, Psycho, Halloween, Nosferatu, " and "Blade Runner," as well as 90s highlights the "Scream "series, "I Know What You Did Last Summer, Strange Days Existenz, " and "Cube."