Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains. Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life--a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic she's been forced to suppress since childhood.When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people's most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that's more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of--that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first. (Mature YA Fantasy)
Familiar scenes of brutality and corruption; fear and coercion, they were filtering their way into every part of daily life, slowly corroding the fragile balance between Bonders and humans. Like a cancer in every cell of our social and cultural autonomy, the rise of the Vampires, their monolithic need for revenge and control, threatened to destroy the collective body from the inside out. I felt sick. Not physically sick, but the kind of deep mental fatigue that seeps into your soul, your core. A sickness that makes you question your very presence on the earth and makes you wonder if letting go, if not holding on, if that’s the better choice...
After being found back on Earth and sentenced to eternity in a fiery prison down in Hell, the Demon, Axelle, suddenly finds herself pulled out of her misery by the Devil himself. He gives her a body, a crappy job and an even crappier apartment, but she doesn't really know why. All she knows is that she was taken out of one prison and put in another. One that makes her fire cell all the more appealing.Her duller than dull job is made that much worse by hours of boredom--sheer torture for a hell-raiser such as herself--not to mention the colleagues she has to deal with, but then as the Devil, Luc, starts to take an unusual interest in her she starts to see the pluses of her existence.Luc puts Axelle through a series of tests to see if she is worthy of an honor he has searched centuries for. No one has even come close to giving him what he wants, but when Axelle starts to defy the odds that are stacked so vehemently against her, his feelings towards her become more than just about the end result. It catches him off guard and his self-induced celibacy towards her makes his struggle even worse for a creature of no restraint.When Axelle is finally told why she has endured these trials and what is yet to come, her loyalty to her creator waivers and while he struggles to keep his hold on her, she has other ideas that don't include Luc and his plans. Will she manage to escape the pits of hell for an unheard of third time? Or will she be stuck in the Devil's idea of happily-ever-after?Contains scenes of a graphic nature intended for adults only.Bound (The Bound Series Prequel) shows Axelle before she was sent back to Hell. Available FREE now.The Bound Series:Demon Bound (Bound Series, Book One) - available nowDemon Freed (Bound Series, Book Two) - Coming late 2017Demon Returned (Bound Series, Book Three) - TBA
An extraordinary, sexy, and romantic journey through lightness and darkness which you won’t be able to put down"Bound Angel and Bound Demon together at last, what an epic romance." Ann Abrams"I read through the night to find out what happened to Alex and Gary." Catherine Best"So romantic, so hot, and such a great read." Maria LaingFor the first time ever, Bound Angel and Bound Demon, the epic parts of Alex’s romantic journey through a world of love, demons, angels, pain, discovery, and joy are brought together in one volume. When Alex married her childhood sweetheart Gary, she had no idea he ran an exclusive sex club for the rich and beautiful. But gradually drawn into his life she discovers her own inner desires and pleasures to the point that Gary worries he will lose her. Then the charming Harry, who Alex has a crush on, interviews for the club, unleashing a chain of events that no one could have expected. Will Harry’s need for revenge finally separate Gary and Alex or will their enchanted bond remain strong enough to tie them together forever? Then, after a fatal incident in her husband Gary’s kinky club, it seems Alex will have to live besides him forever as a guardian angel, with all the frustrations that brings. However, a move to a large old mansion in Wales uncovers a secret about her family's involvement in witchcraft and her own paranormal powers. Alex will have to master her new abilities when a frightening alignment of planets brings about a fierce battle of the white witches against evil demons. Will the strength and love of hunky werewolf Ryan be enough to save Alex when she discovers the real danger is much, much closer to home?First published separately as BOUND ANGEL and BOUND DEMON
YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her late father's second wife and daughter. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where a woman is valued less than livestock. Bound to be alone, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future.
If you love romance, this is definitely the collection you need to read. With romantic stories known for their classy plot, the perfect portrayals of sexy scenes and twists that will keep you hooked, you really cannot ask for more. Read these beautiful stories of love and let them kindle the flame of passion in your heart.With some of the best authors known for their work, featured together in this collection, you are definitely going to have the time of your life. Sit back and get lost in the beautiful world of love.
Believe in the seductive power of love and drive your fantasy and sexual drive to the hilt with these seductive stories of love in this collection. Let these stories be the perfect respite for you. With these sexy tales, you will love the teasing touch of romance.This collection of finding the real love in a fiction world will surely keep you entertained. So, be set to get drenched by the showers of love and sex and live every fantasy and fall for the sweet stories that will be etched in your mind.
Tiger-shifter Lord Bane Dunsaney released Nick Fairfax from the deal that bound the young man to his service for a year. Then Bane fled, afraid that the beast inside of him would harm Nick if he stayed. He never thought to see Nick again. Little did Bane know, Nick has chosen to stay at his estate, Moon Shadow, to await the return of the lord who has his heart. But can lasting love survive when there are tiger-sized secrets between them? Book 2 of our modern, M/M retelling of Beauty & The Beast. After fleeing his uncontrollable attraction to Nick, Bane never dreamed that Nick would be in his life again. But when the billionaire returns to his estate, he finds Nick waiting for him with open arms. Bane realizes he has a second chance with Nick. To be worthy of him, Bane wants to become a better man, but their developing romance is overshadowed by his most dangerous secret: Bane is a cursed tiger-shifter, and the beast stirs every time they start to become intimate. Bane is disturbed by how the tiger wants Nick as a mate, but he finds himself unable to control his possessiveness, especially as Nick ventures out of Moon Shadow and sees the darker aspects of Bane’s life. And, as a man deeply betrayed by his own father, Bane struggles to understand why Nick won’t abandon the family who treated him so badly… Cursed: Bound ends on a cliff-hanger, which will be resolved in Book 3, Cursed: Beloved.
This is the Barnes & Noble collectible edition of The Swiss Family Robinson. Beautiful cover, bound in bonded leather with classic illustrations and a ribbon marker. Gilded edges. Brand spanking new, still in the shrink wrap. This edition is out of print!
2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Finalist in Gift BooksLegendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals--and reading them in a deluxe classic edition is even better!This revised, elegant book features the African exploration of Five Weeks in a Balloon; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days, the famous story of an incredible expedition; and the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, which takes readers into our world’s geological past. With a genuine leather cover, printed endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark, as well as an introduction by an expert on Verne’s life and writing, it’s an excellent introduction to the work of this well-loved author.Expand your home library--and your imagination--with Jules Verne!Lexile score: 1030L
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Michael Doris has created a set of characters so real that they seem to aquire lives of their own, almost, off the printed pages.