THREE COMPLETE NOVELS, ONE MEGABOOK SERIES! The first three novels in the epic science fiction/fantasy series from Bestselling author Christopher W Wilcox Sr., including: Aethereal: The investigation of a series of mysterious terrorist bombings leads Special Agents Judy Deavers and Eric Johansson into a secret world where myth and reality collide. What they discover is so explosive that it could tear the very fabric of the civilized world apart. The ultimate fate of humanity is in the balance and it is a race against time to stop the last clock from ticking down. Aethereal Revealed: "We are not now, nor have we ever been, alone on this planet." With those words, the President of the United States reveals to the world the existence of the Æthereal, the nearly immortal beings who serve as guardians against the Gray menace. Is humanity ready to share their world with real fire-breathing dragons? For many normal humans like Danny Trasker, their lives are turned upside down as they become partners with the Guardians. For terrorists, the revelation of the Æthereals is a call for jihad. Aethereal's Clans: Spyder, the irreverent cyberpunk turned Head of the Guardian Science Support Staff, finds himself the de facto ambassador to the Ursars, a race of twenty-foot tall, telepathic and telekinetic purple bears. Forming unbreakable bonds with Korin, son of the Clan Father, Spyder soon finds there are some things that are worth more than your own life. Family, friends, and Clan, Spyder risks them all in a life-or-death struggle against the marauding Grays. GET THE COMPLETE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF THE SERIES IN THIS MEGABOOK RELEASE!
Once the Fae and mortal worlds lived side by side, then Queen Morgana became unhappy with a mortal hero and closed the passage between the worlds. For many years the worlds of man and fae could be breached only in dreams or where dreams lived in the daylight: Renaissance Faires! Then the barriers were opened again and the two worlds became as one—that was when things got interesting! Now gods and ogres, jinn and demons cross into the world of mortal man with alarming regularity. In this brave new world, a farmer makes a wish and his deal with a Leprechaun is not what he bargained for; an Englishman attends a party and accepts a terrible gift; a Manhattan bar bouncer throws the wrong little folk out of his pub and an actuary falls in love with a beautiful jinn princess. Humans beware, when Renfairies attack, danger follows!
Family is forever. Joy, Jenna, Sofie and Kassie — the Schurman Survivors— have spent countless summers under the stars. They ache at the memories of sticky cherry popsicles, heartfelt entries in their treasured journal and their beloved Papa at the center of it all. As they map out their path through seemingly impossible adult lives, they find the distance between them has created a void unable to be filled by anything else. When the ultimate tragedy occurs, weeks before Joy’s wedding of a lifetime, their frayed ends must figure out a way to intertwine once more. Kassie having drifted to the mountains, Sofie roaming through Italy and Jenna overcoming a painful divorce, Joy will do her best to bring the little pieces of her soul back to her. With Papa’s wisdom tucked in their pocket, they struggle to make their way back home and into the lives they were always destined to live.
An “excellent, anthropologically oriented SF tale” about first contact with an alien culture (Publishers Weekly). Lixia and the members of her human crew are determined not to disturb the life on the planet circling the Star Sigma Draconis which they have begun exploring. But the factions on the mother ship hovering above the planet may create an unintended chaos for both the life on the planet and the humans exploring it. As the anger increases on the ship, the ground crew becomes more and more affected by the conflict and begins to rely on their instincts to keep the project moving forward. Unexpected danger plagues the mission as Lixia is determined to expand her knowledge. This “intelligent, provocative” novel (Publishers Weekly) explores the mix of fear and fascination as humans and aliens meet, alert to the potential for both mutual enrichment and mutual destruction, and offers “strong characters, well-written dialogue, and a plot full of adventure” (School Library Journal).
Queen Morgana will not allow free passage between the realms of the Fae and of humans. Because of this, both realms are dying. The only bridge between the worlds is the place where dreams live in the daylight: Renaissance Faires! A group of humans stumbles through the portal: a cocky movie make-up man who hits on the wrong woman, a Vietnam vet whose nightmares make living a chore, a private detective on the strangest case of his career, a crippled cop and a burger store manager who loves to go LARPing. One of them has to show the Queen of the Fae what true love is or they will perish in the greater darkness that is growing day by day. Oh, and in the process, they have to try and figure out who the strange guy in the Viking helmet is and why he is giggling all the time...
"I was seventeen when the world came to an end..." Trapped in RoseIsle Biosphere, Jo and Mia Faye find that the only way to escape is to travel through time and space. Clues to the terrible secret which destroyed their family are hidden in their grandmother's journal, and they must risk everything when they try to understand it. Can they help Thomas the Rhymer as he battles both witchcraft and the evil Robin Goodfellow? What will happen when Thomas meets the Fairy Queen, and Morgan LeFaye's family from the future arrive in Camelot, to help right an ancient wrong? Or must history remain unchanged forever?
It's 1987 and in ten years' time Britain will hand back the Crown Colony of Hong Kong to China. Detective-Inspector Scrimple hasn't solved a crime in years, his bosses hate him, his friends laugh at him and he hasn't had a real girlfriend since he left England to join the Royal Hong Kong Police. But all of that is about to change. When the dead body of a prominent expatriate is found in a garbage room and Scrimple is sent to investigate, his boring, mediocre life is turned upside down as he gets involved with a gorgeous nightclub hostess, incurs the wrath of a powerful Triad boss and is finally betrayed by his colleagues.
Convicted of theft and kidnapping, three Victorian girls must come to terms with the men they fall in love with, despite the obstacles society places on them. Unjustly convicted of jewelry theft, Camille is sent to work on a Louisiana plantation. To her surprise, the man who gave her the jewelry is the plantation owner's son. Will she ever forgive him for refusing to step up and clear her name? Under charges of kidnapping, Emily is consigned to care for the infant son of a plantation owner. She loses her heart to him. However, he can't let go of his deceased wife. Will she have to bury her love for him? Having served her year for kidnapping, Maggie re-enters New Orleans' harsh society. Under her cousin's shadow, she meets the love of her life. Unfortunately, Cousin Penelope has set her eyes on him as well. Will Maggie step out of her shell before she loses him forever?
While touring a present day Arizona cavern, Atlanta police officer, Rena Dumont gets lost and is trapped by a cave-in. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself on Jack Haywood's ranch in the year 1876. Though Jake is the epitome of everything Rena thinks a real man should be, she knows she has to fight her growing feelings for him and try to return to her time. Jake Haywood is fighting to save his ranch from a bank takeover and the encroachment of the neighboring rancher. Now he finds he must cope with a sassy strange woman who can shoot as well as any man and talk as tough as he can. Though he's confused by Rena, he has a hard time ignoring the attraction he feels every time he looks at her.
I never wanted much: just a place of my own and a good woman at night. When I killed a rich man's brother in self-defense, they took all that away from me. Five years in the Yuma Territorial Prison. Five years smashing a sixteen pound hammer into a never-ending rockpile. Five years of beatings and abuse. Five years of hell and hate, but finally I was free. All I wanted now was a horse beneath me, a gun in my hand, and Gil David in my sights. It was do or die, and I take a lot of killin'.
"... In this read we are privileged to again see Tribal Cop Ely Stone in action as he is summoned by Amos, the true Spiritual leader of their tribe through the Spirit world they share. As the horror continues these men, with several others, from Detectives, to FBI agents, begin to join forces to fight an evil that few know how to defeat... This story is laced with Native American mysticism, weaving into the story frightening centuries-old legends and bringing them to life. The locals are so vivid, the forest, the huts, the different places they stay and interact in... Things become more complicated as Ely becomes involved with a woman who touches his heart with emotions that do not need to come forth at this time, especially when her life is on the line. What a ride!" --- MidWest Book Review
As Mage Questor Grimm Afelnor continues his Quest to destroy the pernicious influence of the witch-nun, Lizaveta, he has no idea that the evil Prioress' inner coterie has abducted his secret lover, Drexelica. While Drex fights to retain her individuality in the face of relentless, savage torment, Grimm has to face troubles of his own, including the sullen opposition of the unpredictable Questor, Guy Great Flame. When the members of Grimm's party find themselves marked for sacrifice and imprisoned in a fortress immune to even Questor magic, the young mage has to consider highly unorthodox tactics in order to survive. Meanwhile, Lizaveta is training a new recruit: a human weapon of her own with which to beguile and vanquish the young Weapon of the Guild. Genre: Fantasy / Action / Adventure Read the entire incredible Fantasy series from Alastair J Archibald! A MAGE IN THE MAKING [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 1] WEAPON OF THE GUILD [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 2] QUESTOR [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 3] TRUTH AND DECEPTION [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 4] DRAGONBLASTER [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 5] THE DARK PRIORY [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 6] and coming in March 2013, the seventh and final thrilling book, RESOLUTION [The Chronicles of Grimm Dragonblaster Book 7].
For almost thirty years, the Church have crafted music that blends a rich variety of styles in a beautiful, multi-layered sound. They have encompassed pop, psychedelic, progressive, and straight-ahead rock, yet always remain distinctive, thanks to the inimitable vocals and lyrics of front man Steve Kilbey. Based on extensive interviews and featuring over 70 rare photographs, No Certainty Attached is the first comprehensive biography of Kilbey and his band. It charts their personal and musical ups and downs: the commercial heights of The Unguarded Moment and Under the Milky Way, the creative breakthroughs of the Priest = Aura album and Kilbey s underappreciated solo work, followed by the band s struggle to survive in the wake of bad business decisions and their singer s drug indulgences. One obsessive American fan attempts to get to the heart of the story, abetted by Kilbey himself, his family, band members, and friends and foes alike. What emerges is a compelling portrait of an artist and a band clinging steadfastly to their muse in the face of external and internal obstacles and the transformative power of the music they have created.
ATOMIC - BACTERIAL - CHEMICAL The ABC Warriors - hard-bitten robotic soldiers designed to fight in the worst Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical theatres of war. They are the hard-drinking liberators of Mars and a deadly fighting force that has slipped into legend. On the dead plains of Mars, human terraformers awake an ancient lifeforce known as Medusa that is determined to stop the planet becoming an alien world. When the ABC Warriors learn of this new threat, a two thousand year-old program is activated that compels them to return to the red planet, but in doing so they know that they will be rendered obsolete and self-destruct. Facing a guaranteed suicide mission, the ABC Warriors lock and load and begin the Medusa War! A war-torn tale of heroism and carnage from comics legend Pat Mills - creator of the ABC Warriors.
Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and doomed? As Kincaid and his capable and appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle begins to take shape -- a bizarre amalgam of good and evil, of charity and crime . . . and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.
An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.
A young man is transformed into a barbarian fighter in this adventure from “one of the leading masters of epic fantasy” (Publishers Weekly). Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital and remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream, how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true? What in the world will Wallie do now that he has found himself stranded in a strange realm? Well, it just so happens that the Goddess is in need of a swordsman. It will not be easy, but if he succeeds he will have everything he wants. If he does not, things could get ugly. Wallie is reluctant but sees his chance. If only he had the faintest clue as to the adventure he is about to unleash! If only he could imagine the forces that will be out to vanquish him!
Perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness and Elizabeth Kostova, The Water Watch is a breathtakingly sexy and atmospheric new novel of ancient folklore, passionate love, and thrilling magic. After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the honeysuckle forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine stream, more trouble is stirring. . . . The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college. To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart. Includes a preview of Book Three of The Fairwick Trilogy: The Angel Stone Praise for The Water Witch “A lighthearted, fast moving fantasy . . . The Water Witch should appeal to readers of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels.”—New York Journal of Books “Dark has an exquisite and clear voice. . . . One is aware of being in the hands of a mistress of the fine arts of storytelling and characterization. . . . It’s all just great fun.”—Albany Chronogram “An intriguing story that will keep readers guessing.”—Romance Reviews Today “Readers are sure to enjoy being back in the atmospheric Fairwick. The cliffhanger ending will only leave readers clamoring for the last installment in this interesting trilogy.”—SheKnows Praise for Book One of The Fairwick Trilogy: The Demon Lover “Dark’s letter-perfect gothic style is a satisfying tribute to previous gothic novels, and the paranormal elements, including incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance.”—Booklist, included in its list of the year’s “Top 10 SF/Fantasy Titles” “Steamy and nuanced.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.
Set in the Vermont countryside, Water Witches is a tale of the clash between progress and tradition, science and magic. In the midst of a nightmarish New England drought, cynical ski industry lobbyist Scottie Winston is trying to get a large ski resort the permits it needs to tap already beleaguered rivers for snow. His wife, his little girl, and his sister-in-law -- dowsers or "water witches" all -- hope to stop him, however, in this gentle, comic, life-affirming novel.
A wonderfully witty and utterly charming story about fear. Jack is lost in the forest—a forest that his mom has told him is full of ferocious wild beasts! But the creatures that Jack meets there seem perfectly friendly to him, even if they are a bit worried about the ferocious wild beasts he’s been telling them about . . . But then they hear a terrible roar . . . Who can it be? Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Wormell’s charming illustrations and delightfully clever text combine to make for perfect bedtime reading.