Melody longed to escape her sheltered existence. Her parents forced her to live a life of solitude; no dating, no sleepovers, and definitely no pool parties!
When tragedy strikes, she’s sent to live at the mysterious F. Wales Academy, where she discovers that magic is not only real, but also that it’s been inside her all of her life. She meets Cole, a handsome Air Elemental with strangely familiar blue eyes and a tendency to take her breath away.
Melody, Cole, and four others make up an elite group known as The Secret Six, whose duty is to protect the crystal key, preventing an evil organization called The Brotherhood from using it to release a being of ultimate chaos into the world. The only problem is, the key is missing!
The search begin as The Secret Six race against The Brotherhood in the hopes of finding the key first. What could go wrong?
In the sequel to his award-winning novel Gift of the Shaper, D. L. Jennings once again brings to life an epic tale of war and chaos as earthly armies fight for otherworldly prizes.
The Shaper of Ages is gone, and along with her, the Breaker — yet gods are not the only threat to the peace of the living.
Aldis Tennech, the once-great general of the armies of Gal’dorok, finds himself in exile. His only hope of reclaiming glory lies in the hands of a self-proclaimed emperor, and the unearthly powers that put him there. Meanwhile, improbable alliances are forged in the north as unexpected enemies rear their heads and threaten ruin-with a single thread in common, connecting them all.
In the sequel to his award-winning novel Gift of the Shaper, D. L. Jennings once again brings to life an epic tale of war and chaos as earthly armies fight for otherworldly prizes. Ancient powers lying dormant must be called upon, bringing strength to those who need it and conquest to those who seek it; battles will rage and cities will fall, but only the most desperate or reckless would seek . . .
With nature reclaiming cities and mountainous tides drowning islands, a group of individuals — known collectively as the We — find themselves ravaged by hunger and struggling to survive. When another community — the They — promise them luxurious meals, the We are unable to decline.
After following the They to their farm, the We begin to notice some mysterious habits: odd sacrifices, talk of flames, and a strange book. Follow along as the We uncover the truth behind the secretive group and learn the most important part of being human.
The We and the They is a fiction novel set in a world crumbling underneath the grip of the Great Famine. You will enjoy this book if you are fascinated by oral tradition, you like considering questions about community and identity, or you just want a break from curating your “I.”
Detective Inspector Sam Freeman has his work cut out in this case. A Spanish national has been found murdered on a local council estate. With no fixed abode and very few people who know her, he needs to find out why she was here, where she was living, and why someone would want to kill her. With very little to go on, he soon realises that this investigation is starting to lead him to a case that happened over 20 years ago. More suspected murders follow and a case for missing persons turns his case upside down.
Eva, Kaikura Zaieva Curtis, Professor of Folklore and expert in her field is on the hunt for a University assignment in New Orleans. Her brother Austin gave her an interesting Amethyst pendant for an early Christmas gift, which seems to be sparking all kinds of erotic attractions. Disastrous interview over leaving her with a bump on her head and grief for why her mother gave her, a biracial baby, the all too difficult to pronounce name of an African Queen. Not one to waste time, she has a week to start research on the folklore of VooDoo in the quarter and against her better judgment explore her attraction for one hot off-limits colleague, Anthropology Professor Walsh.
Garrett Lochlainn Walsh, Irish immigrant, wolf shape shifter incognito and Professor for the University’s Anthropology department, finds Eva keenly intelligent, and refreshing. Qualities that for him are incredibly sexy. She is the candidate to beat for Director of the new folklore concentration. He volunteers to be her local escort during her stay in New Orleans, just to make sure she can fit him in. As a folklorist, some of her interests are a scary turn on, like her up close and personal participation with Voodoo rites in the Quarter. Their weekend sexual romp flares hot and erotic making Garrett howl for a more lasting connection with the impressive Eva Curtis. Will the pack accept a human as their Alpha’s chosen? Are those eyes really an indicator of wolf genetics in her family tree or just a trait of her biracial beauty? And the big question. How will she take the news that he spends his time moonlighting as a shape shifting Wolf, Alpha of the local Crescent Moon Pack?
Everyone looked forward to it… …the press swarmed the town. Who knew fishing with stink bait could be deadly?
Lainey and her friends volunteered to help organize the fishing opener. It was supposed to be easy. Crowd control and a drawing of names. Nothing to it.
Things were going smoothly… …until the dream.
Shep had always seen things. He’d gone to the police many times over the years, until they stopped listening. The town’s people called him crazy. This time, Lainey believed him.
Would anyone else?
Her keen sense of intuition and cunning wit have served her well in the past. The more she digs, the more dirt piles up. This time, though, it may be more than she can handle. Could the town’s favorite son, a former college football star, be involved?
Mistaken identities, smuggling, stink bait, and cat burglars lie at the heart of this delightful cozy mystery.
You’ll love every page, because we all love the good guys to win in the end.
Temperance is satisfied with her ordinary life. Dealing with her eccentric, childlike parents is all the excitement she needs. That changes when Alastair Byron returns home.
After a failed matchmaking attempt by her father, sparks fly between her and Alastair-just not the good kind.
They are forced together though, when they are implicated in a grisly murder. Their search for the truth leads them to a secret world beneath Carwick, filled with werewolves, wizards and other magical faey. However, uncovering the truth is far more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.
There are secrets within secrets. Even Alastair may be more than he seems…
It’s 1974 and school’s out for 12-year-old Ryan Sullivan, only he won’t be spending it in his hometown of Madison Hill, Ohio. No playing baseball with friends, riding bikes, or going to Reds games at cookie-cutter Riverfront Stadium. Instead, he’ll be visiting his grandfather, Arthur ‘Artie’ Sullivan, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for the whole summer.
And during his stay, Ryan will discover the joys of eating “lobstah,” snag a foul ball at a Red Sox game, survive not one, but two, great white shark attacks, and along with his grandfather, become hired extras in the movie, Jaws, which is being filmed on location. Ryan even meets a girl his age, Veronica, who not only likes baseball, but loves monster movies almost as much as he does.
Filled with humor, drama, and the flavor of Martha’s Vineyard, Summer of the Shark is a mid-seventies, nostalgic first-person account of Ryan’s iconic vacation and the two significant events that occurred one year later: his beloved Cincinnati Reds capturing the World Series over Artie’s Boston Red Sox in dramatic seventh-game fashion, and the debut of his favorite movie of all time, Jaws. Recollecting on his childhood, Ryan Sullivan concludes that 1975 to be his favorite year.
A horrific double murder in small town Iowa leads to the arrest and trial of the young man who owned the murder weapon. Tony Harrington, a reporter for the local daily paper, doesn’t believe the man is guilty. His search for the truth sparks a chain of events with tragic consequences. Undaunted, Tony pushes on, risking everything to uncover the most important facts – the story’s true “lede.” But even Tony can’t imagine the magnitude of the evil he’s facing or the true purpose behind the crimes that have besieged this quiet Iowa town. A first novel from author Joseph LeValley, Burying the Lede has it all: mystery, courtroom drama, romance, action, tragedy, villains, and heroes. Throughout the book, LeValley draws on his real-life experiences as a newspaper reporter to create a narrative with compelling details about the worlds of newspapers and the criminal justice system. The novel is as entertaining as it is shocking. Once you start reading Burying the Lede, you won’t want to put it down. And each time Tony Harrington gets called out in the middle of the night, you will find yourself looking forward to going along for the ride.
Daemonia is about Madeleine, or Maddy, as she is usually called, a 376-year-old enchantress, who hates being called a witch as much as she hates being called the B-word. More than thirty years ago, she disappeared on the man she loved, because she would have never forgiven herself if he had discovered her dark secret and then gotten himself killed by attempting to break the curse she was under.
When Maddy saves a high school junior from getting raped, she suddenly finds herself tossed into a world of drugs, human trafficking, fraud, and murder. With this turbulent turn of events, can she still balance her daytime job as a successful art broker with her secret nighttime persona, or will the circumstances expose her, endangering her friends and herself? And with so much at stake, will she ever be able to break the curse that always transforms her into a winged demoness at sunset?
The story is set in the same universe as the author’s Selanian Chronicles (a parallel timeline, which is why there’s no Coronavirus), but several years after the events of the series. The events take place between March 16 and March 30, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, and Ashland, a smaller town in Southern Oregon.
WARNING: This novel contains adult and LGBTQ situations, graphic violence, and scenes depicting rape and abuse, and may not be appropriate for all ages.