Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back--and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series. Dorina Basarab is a dhampir--half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate's newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory's fey friends goes missing. They fear he's been sold to a slaver who arranges fights--sometimes to the death--between different types of fey. As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it'll take everything she has to defeat the slavers--and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare....
Your worst moments define you. If you let them. To save her mother and the sidhe from the Mors Ferrum, Rowan Gilmore must unleash the monster imprisoned deep in her mind; become what she most fears. But doing so could destroy everyone she loves, and set the world on fire. And who will she be, then?
Every Tale has its beginning, though this one begins in the middle. In the World of the Nine Goddessi, in the South Woods where the branches of the trees twist so tightly amongst themselves that light only bleeds through at the height of noons, a strange girl is born, fully grown and fully clothed. At her side is a man whose touch burns her skin and a beast who appears and disappears like a shadow. In her head is a voice that insists it is the real owner of both her body and her Tale. She is led through the World by the man with the burning hands until he bursts into flames and falls to ashes. A chat with the goddess of death assures her that he is not dead but still at large somewhere, beginning her journey through the lands of the World. But while every step changes her Tale, her Tale begins to change the World, for she is like nothing the World has ever seen. Welcome to the World Travel the World of the Nine Goddesi, the burning lands of the Greater and Lesser Deserts where the orthodox fire goddess's worshipers hunt and race and war among themselves. Watch the barely-clad bathing beauties of the water goddess by the lakes and on the shore of Kalilandrau, the Great Salt Sea. The stolid stone people carve their homes from the hearts of mountains and carve a trade track for ever-moving Caravans across the World, even unto the White Lands where the people of the Fallen Star go about ever in masks and create things too wondrous to be mere magic. In the forests where the Twins reign, their worshippers live in eternal twilight and bend their backs at hoeing grains and drive their herds through the dangerous swaths of highgrass where the Bane lie in wait to steal children and cut the throats of intruders to drink of their blood. But should these dangers overcome you, the grey people of the goddess of Death will be there to guide you to the Far Lands, where good and bad go alike to live again. And beyond it's strange geography and cultures, the World is an even more foreign place. Here, men make Tales. And Tales make men and thing far stranger than men. In the World, all Tales are true. Come. The World awaits.
Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century's master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft's “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.
Claudette Duchamp was born running. Running from a man she has never met, named Victor Bonnaire. And the men who serve him, the Devil's Bane. She does not know why she runs. Only that she must. Her family has a secret. One her parents refuse to tell Claudette or her twin brother, Blake. It has something to do with why Victor pursues them. And something to do with her dreams ... For Claudette has begun to feel a strange stirring in her heart. A wildness that is both thrilling and frightening. Soon, she will uncover the truth of her family's haunted legacy. She will discover the world that lies on the other side of midnight. She will take her place in the shadows and embrace the darkness within. Claudette in the Shadows is a prequel to the critically acclaimed paranormal novels Winter's Shadow and Winter's Light. Praise for MJ Hearle "spooky, romantic and utterly compelling" – Rebecca James, author of Beautiful Malice "Dark and haunting. A stunning tale of love, loss and hope that kept me reading well into the night." – Jessica Shirvington, author of Embrace
In March 2007, Leah Fishbane, a promising young graduate student in the prime of her life, was struck down suddenly with a undiagnosed brain tumor. In this deeply evocative memoir, written during the dark time of the first year following Leah’s death, her husband Eitan gives voice to the overwhelming power of grief and to the deep love that underlies such pain. He tells the story of his efforts to be a good father to his grieving four–year–old child and of his discovery of himself as a parent in ways he had not known before. Along this path, Fishbane asks fundamental questions about the meaning of death and life, about the place of God and faith in the experience of tragedy, reflecting on what it means to live with loss. The result is a poetic testament that will resonate with countless mourners and their loved ones. In giving honest expression to emotions that are at once particular and universal, Shadows in Winter offers a luminous window of comfort and hope to those battling the devastation of loss.
Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror. When Tony Foster relocated to Vancouver with his vampire Henry Fitzroy, he knew it was his chance to get his act together. In an example of art echoing life, Tony landed a job as production assistant for the syndicated TV show Darkest Night, a series about a vampire detective. And except for his unrequited crush on the show’s handsome costar, Lee Nicholas, Tony was pretty content. Until everything started to fall apart on the set. It began with shadows—shadows where they didn’t belong, that almost had an existence of their own. Tony tried to ignore it—until he found Nikki Waugh’s body, and felt the shadow’s touch, and a stunt crash went wrong for no discernible reason—and Tony knew that he had to find out what was threatening everyone on the set. From the Paperback edition.