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Danger threatens Friendship Bog, and Pibbin, smallest of treefrogs, finds himself caught in the middle. He has already clashed with the greedy lizard, Keena, but now she is determined to be Queen. Her first attack brings an odd sleeping sickness to the young rabbits, and Pibbin and Leeper take a trip to Shadow Swamp to find a cure. Important news greets their return: the Leaders of Friendship Bog have decided that Keena must be stopped. Pibbin knows he’s too small to fight lizards, but his friend, Carpenter Frog, is missing, so he decides to track him down. And before he can take another hop, Pibbin becomes entangled in the most perilous mission of his life. ~ A stand-alone adventure from TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG
The fae live among us. And one of them is a serial killer. I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack-the-Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong. This killer is fae, and he’s as elusive as smoke on the wind. But I’m an FBI profiler, and it’s my job to track him down. It doesn’t matter that one of the main suspects--a lethally alluring fae--is trying to seduce me… or kill me, I’m not sure which. I won’t be stopped, not even when panic roils through the streets of London, or when the police start to suspect me. As I close in on the killer, I follow him to a magical shadow realm that’s like nothing I ever expected, where I’m hunted like prey. Fine. Bring it on. I’m an FBI Agent. And it turns out I have magical powers of my own.
This book contains scenes of: torture
What you thought you knew about Vampires and Werewolves is wrong...so very, very, wrong. A thousand years of effort to keep the UnknownWorld hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired. He needs to find someone to take over. He finds Bethany Anne. Unknown, untested and untried she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future. One that no one knew was in danger. And she does it with an attitude that will make you stand up and cheer!
Through cold glass walls, Naheli looks down on the altar of the ocean goddess where she will die in seven days. She doesn't mind much; the empaths have wiped her mind so clean that she hardly remembers what she once longed for. Only sometimes does she think of a colour in secret, or hum a forbidden tune. Then her only remaining friend, the only one they haven't found yet, hands her a letter that changes everything. Forgotten feelings begin to surface, and Naheli remembers what it is like to cry, to laugh. To love. But her time is running out, and with the Sacrifice only days away, she sets out to solve the mystery of the letter -- and discovers that most of her life has been a lie, and there may be some things worth living for.
This book contains scenes of: torture
**Winner of the 2017 Novel of the Year Award from Underground Book Reviews!** By the late 18th century, the river valley of the Ohio Country is the last stronghold of the Shawnee Indians, a deeply religious tribe whose medicine men practice the blackest and most potent magical arts. The Last Great American Magic reimagines the legend of Tecumseh, a physically gifted warrior, groomed from birth to one day lead, and his twin brother Rattle, a wickedly smart but lazy prophet with blossoming supernatural gifts. Growing up, the boys are rivals, but in adulthood they reconcile in hopes of assembling a confederacy of Native American tribes to drive back the ruthless advance of white settlers and reclaim the land they once called home.
Molly’s Memoir is a journey through the life and times of a woman who is raised by a Seneca Indian after she is abandoned on the porch of a log cabin in the hills of West Virginia. Growing up in the isolated Monongahela Mountains, she learns about love, faith, and of the craft of healing with medicinal herbs. The background of these stories begins in 1905 when West Virginia was wild and wooly, and continues to the later half of the 20th century, when a journalism student, who works at the Springfield Senior Care Facility, is recruited by two gray-haired, knee-high wearing women to inscribe Molly’s tales. Stories from the past, and from when the memoir is written in 1990, are intertwined as the most memorable events of a remarkable life, are revealed with a humor and a gentle touch.
Ruby is the most violently disturbed patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. With no improvement after two years, Dr McGowan eventually decides to take a risk, and hypnotises her. With terrifying consequences. A horrific, dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby's shocking and sinister past. But no one asking questions in this desolate mining village ever comes to a good end.
When you're young and successful, your fiercest competition may just be yourself. A rising star in the world of politics, he has a city at his feet and a beautiful fiance on his arm. With a power broker behind him, he finds himself on the next rung of the ladder getting ready to take down a sitting United States Senator. But is he equipped to recognize what he has or to handle the power and the fallout when things don't go his way? Dropping Stones is the story of superficial love lost and true love found, set against the backdrop of the brutal world of politics. To love someone, you must first let go of another. If you don't, you could lose it all.
The body of a murdered ranch hand is discovered in the remote canyon country near Moab, Utah, a mecca for outdoor adventure seekers. The only clue besides a 9-mm slug in the victim's head is an ancient-Indian potsherd stuck into his chest. Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera is assigned the case and judges that it's likely related to a drug deal gone bad. But he's actually up against an intelligent and cunning adversary driven by greed who's discovered a long-forgotten cave containing a collection of rare museum-quality Indian artifacts. Local politicians and merchants are exerting strong pressure on the sheriff for a quick resolution to the case as the killing is threatening to disrupt the upcoming tourist season, Moab's sole source of economic activity. After all, who would want to explore the backcountry with a killer on the loose out there?
When flamboyant senior sleuth Sadie Kramer learns the owner of Cioccolato, her favorite chocolate shop, is in trouble, she heads for the California wine country with a tote-bagged Yorkie and a slew of questions. The fourth generation Tremiato Winery promises answers, but not before a dead body turns up at the vintners’ scheduled Harvest Festival. All four Tremiato siblings have possible motives, as well as a few peripheral acquaintances, but only one could be the guilty party. As Sadie juggles truffles, tips and turmoil, she’ll need to sort the grapes from the wrath in order to find the identity of the killer.
Logan Dickerson is an archaeologist, running out from her mother's shadow, runs smack dab into a murder. Vivienne ''Miss Vivee'' Pennywell, five-foot-nothing, ninety-something Voodoo herbalist thinks she knows just what happened to the victim, Gemma Burke. Together the amateur sleuths set off to find the killer in the first murder in Yasamee, Georgia, in sixty-five years. Fun. Funny. Quirky.
Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane. When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best: she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame. Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.
Nude swimming is a collection of stories about love and romance in the lives of an eclectic group of individuals. From physicist Jack Joseph, caught in the space between his love for the beautiful Marilee and his famous General Theory of Non-Existence, to the manic Loonsfoot and his possessive love for Esther who has left him to be with a woman. These short romantic fictions explore relationships from the extreme peripheral to the intimate inside of affairs of the heart.
At the age of 27, Natasha is just a few months away from marrying her long-term boyfriend, Josh. Suddenly, he is called out of the country to take over the running of his father’s business. While he’s away, Natasha arranges a surprise wedding present for him – a portrait of herself. The handsome artist who agrees to paint the portrait is Gabriel Owens, a gifted painter who is partially sighted. He is sarcastic and brash, and Natasha finds herself always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It turns out that Josh isn’t the perfect fiancé that Natasha believed him to be and she is left reeling, her life in free fall. Does Gabriel have the tenacity and inner strength to pick up the pieces when he himself has so many insecurities and his own life is far from perfect?
Linda Ballou weaves legends of old Hawai’i and an evocative love story into a poetic rendering of the “people of Old.” Be transported into ancient Hawai’i. Feel present in the lives of royals and learn the secrets of the mysterious Polynesian culture that called for human sacrifice. The story is told through the eyes of Wai-nani, a fiercely passionate, free-spirited woman who takes the reader on a seductive journey. Ballou delivers vivid imagery, historical detail, emotional impact, tragedy and triumph amidst the sensual beauty of the Islands.
Melissa Hewitt enjoys escaping to the Canadian Rockies, where the stresses of the week melt away -- but real life is never far away, filled with terrifying dreams of being pursued by a panther, and a handsome, but unfriendly boss who exudes both danger and allure. There is something about Leander Garrett, however, that draws Melissa, making him almost impossible to ignore; that, and the fact that once they had been friends. As winter turns into spring, Leander’s chilly demeanor begins to thaw, but danger prowls through the mountains, and Lee has a secret that lurks beneath his elegant clothes and rippling physique. Something that compels him to reject what he desires the most. Can he learn to see the good in himself and finally allow his heart to love, and be loved in return? A captivating paranormal romance, Moondance will keep you enthralled to the very last page.
On the first day of her holiday, Brooke Stiles meets the dark-eyed and dangerous Robert Stone. Stone has never had a normal relationship for fear of his past being exposed. Not knowing how to love or respect, he struggles with his overwhelming feelings for a woman who makes him question everything he believes in. This is a story about an extraordinary woman who meets a remarkable man and has to discover if she is strong enough to take on his life. Fallen Angel, Part 1 is a Mafia Romance and intended for readers over the age of 18.
Humanity has recovered from economic apocalypse, to rebuild a better society, but one still plagued by dissension and selfishness. Sero Novak is biologically teleported to the wetworld of NineDee on a critical mission to discover the mysterious fate of the colonists there. Novak is mentally connected with the rest of humanity by NeuroVision memory technology. Novak explores NineDee, encountering the dangers of the indigenous life forms and environment—and uncovers ever weirder secrets about the colonists themselves, culminating in a terrible revelation that forces him to take desperate action.
Arthur is all alone now, he killed the world. He had it all, but that wasn't enough, so he went and ruined everything. God left in a hurry when the atomic bombs went off, and forgot to take poor Arthur with him. Now he lives in a sealed bunker under an irradiated wasteland once known as Florida, and watches the worlds he missed, the possibilities he prevented, in his ingenious, insidious creation: The Alternate Reality Generator. He only had one friend left in the world, a floppy eared Labrador, but he's dead now, too. That's probably Arthur's fault as well. Now all he has is time and regret... and a machine that lets him live all kinds of lives, in another dimension...
Imagine your neighbors begin to die in a series of accidents, only they aren't accidents... Someone is killing people on Greg Unsworth's street, but when Greg's grappling with OCD and just crossing the road is a battle, how is he supposed to stop a serial killer? From the internationally bestselling author of Where the Dead Walk, Vessel and Cold Sweats and Vignettes comes a murder mystery with a difference.
Take a thrilling ride with Gemcie McCauley aboard Marshal, her bold Irish Hunter. Sail over daunting courses designed to test the skills of horse and rider on the road to the World Cup. Know her heartbreak when she crashes into a fence and loses Marshal to abusive owners and her husband to her arch rival. Ride with her in the ''Range of Light'' where she trails solo and finds solace and strength living among the majestic spires on the John Muir Trail. Feel her terror when a bear attack lands her in the arms of a solitary cowboy. Return with her to rescue Marshal and become one with him; flying high once more.
Jeanne Mitchell is living an uneventful life in a quiet town until she befriends an unusually perceptive young woman, Crystal Arthurs. Crystal is a blond haired, green eyed wisp of a girl with a hidden past that somehow includes the loss of her father and mother. The two begin a tenuous friendship that ultimately throws Jeanne’s carefully crafted world into turmoil. But as Jeanne’s friendship with Crystal turns into a closeness that excites and terrifies them both, Jeanne learns that secrets have a life of their own, and hers are only beginning to unravel.
Half-succubus Jazz Watkins spends her nights knee-deep in Chicago drug dens hunting Suecai—an evil kind of incubi and succubae who devour the souls of humans. But when a leader of the Suecai curses her, Jazz has to track him down. Either she kills him before the curse burns through her, or she’ll become a full-fledged, out of control, soul-sucking monster. She’s got a handful of weeks, absolutely no leads, and only her sexy best guy-friend, Khan, covering her back. But will the growing attraction she feels for Khan get in the way of her mission to save her own life?
Abandoned as a child and fostered around a foreign city, Nicolay Somov had little hope of a successful life. Then he was wrongly convicted of a heinous crime and all hope was dashed. Imprisoned and awaiting execution, Nicolay receives an offer: Become a beta-tester of the secret, government-controlled virtual world known as Territoria or die. Within the virtual world, Nicolay enrolls in the mysterious Ravenscroft Academy alongside humans, ogres, faeries and gargoyles. As he continues to explore his new home, Nicolay discovers a conspiracy wrought with inhumane actions, driven by his captors’ boundless lust for power. What he thought was a school for the gifted turns out to be something else altogether. Surrounded by avatars, under constant surveillance, and fearing his mind has been infiltrated, Nicolay must escape or never see the real world again.
In the world of Arethea, music has long been outlawed since it has magical power that change the very land itself. But when the Solanese sahhar Manon Valen secretly performs a daram, an ancient, long-forgotten song ritual, she desperately hopes the spell will produce a champion who will free her oppressed people. Instead, her entreaty is answered by the appearance of five bumbling troubadours—the English rock band Sun—from a place Manon has never heard of, Earth. These bewildered musicians are immediately deemed heretical sorcerers and imprisoned. Their one hope is that their guitarist, Robin Wood, will find help by forming an alliance with Manon Valen and her people, who think Robin is a singularly gifted sorcerer. But when this alliance can be forged only if Robin and Manon take part in an extraordinary Solanese ritual that binds them together, things get complicated.