Trey thought he was an ordinary teenager. Then he meets a mysterious stranger, Lucien Charron - luminously pale, oddly powerful, with eyes that seem flecked with fire and skin that blisters in sunlight. Somehow Trey finds himself in a luxury London penthouse, like a Bond villain's lair. It's the heart of a sinister empire, built on the powers of the netherworld - werewolves, vampires, sorcerers, djinns. And Trey himself has a power that's roaring to break free. Is he a boy or is he a beast?
'Attractive characters, several layers of mystery and, as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail.' Daily Mail 'A great read. Appealing characters and detailed historical setting.' Kiss 'Romping and intriguing' The Daily Telegraph The year is 1453, and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old, Luca Vero, is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe and travel to the very frontier of good and evil. Isolde, a seventeen-year-old Lady Abbess, has been trapped in a nunnery by her brother to prevent her claiming a rich inheritance. But when the nuns in Isolde's care show signs of maddness, she's accused of witchcraft and outisde the abby a pyre is being built to burn her for her wickedness. Luca is sent to investigate and all the evidence points to Isolde's criminal guilt, but is there something more sinister behind the maddness? Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages - black magic, werewolves, madness - Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.
'This is the Crittendon Home for Unwed Mothers. We believe your birth mother is trying to find you...' Having escaped the madness of her adoptive family (mother Louise committing suicide at the seventh attempt, father Sheldon finding solace in an ever-growing porn collection) American-born Sandra Newman was living in the punk rock squalor of eighties London. She had made a new home in the cheerful Bohemian demi-monde of dreamers, drunks, and anarchists. When the call came, she was living in a squat, taking milk in coffee to make it a meal, surviving variously by temping, scamming, and turning tricks. The daylight world, where people have careers and families, seemed very far away. Sandra's second chance at parents led her to opulent mansions in Hollywood, a hidden city of astronauts in the Soviet Union, and success as a writer. Her new life promises 'an improbable, abracadabra joy - what angels feel, or the children of happy families feel.' Laced with a streak of surreal humour and told with disarming honesty, Sandra Newman's memoir is an arresting tale of loss, belonging and rescue.
Transformed into a troll, Peter Clarris attempts to combat with science the forces of magic that the politically dominant megacorporations and the underworld are determined to exploit for profit. Original.
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Dahlia “Ember” Perkins, a MetaHuman who has the ability to absorb heat and extinguish fires, helps the police investigate a strange case involving discarded human skins and uncovers a connection to the crimes buried deep in her past. Original. 50,000 first printing. 50,000 first printing.
Born without social instincts many people take for granted, brought up in a troubled environment and possessed with an extraordinary musical talent, Mike Oldfield was thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of nineteen. His first album Tubular Bells went on to sell fifteen million copies worldwide and catapulted him into a stardom he was ill-equipped to cope with. From growing up with an alcoholic mother, to his feelings of alienation and struggles with depression, this book takes Mike from his early years, through his staggering fame, his broken marriages, years as a recluse, his rebirth experience at a controversial Exegesis seminar and beyond. Mike Oldfield has been on a journey few of us could ever imagine, and offers a message of hope to anybody who feels they live on the edge of society.
In 1453, seventeen-year-old Luca Vero, accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, is recruited to help investigate evil across Europe but frees his first subject, Isolde, from captivity in a nunnery, and together they seek the one who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.
A determined heroine, a quest? adventure galore! Neef is a changeling, a human baby stolen by fairies and replaced with one of their own. She lives in ?New York Between,? a Manhattan that exists side by side with our own, home to various creatures of folklore. Neef has always been protected by her fairy godmother?until she breaks a Fairy Law. Now, unless she can meet the challenge of the Green Lady of Central Park, she?ll be sacrificed! Neef is determined to beat the rap?but time is running out . . .
Matt sells sex because he has to take care of his little brother, Sam. While it sucks, it's not that much different from the abuse he endured when he was a teenager. He's exhausting himself trying to keep them together and Sam out of the jaws of the foster care system. When he meets Kevin, things start looking up a little. Kevin's not the first john to give Matt the maybe this could work outside of work vibe, but Matt is surprisingly hopeful, for once. On the other hand, it's really not a good time for Matt to be meeting someone. He has a new job exchanging his services for Sam's tuition at a fancy boarding school. People who treat him badly either end up murdered or disappear. And when it comes down to it, Kevin's just a little too perfect. He's rich, generous, and an all-round-blowjob-genie-in-a-bottle. Something's got to be wrong with the guy. As it turns out, Kevin's a prince of the fae. And Matt might be Kevin's king. From there, the questions start piling up. Why is a rich man taking a bus on a snowy December night? Why does Kevin disappear at the same bus stop where a man who had been bothering Matt is found murdered? And most importantly, why does Kevin keep acting like it's Matt who will leave, when it's Matt who's the broken one?
Trey thought he was an ordinary teenager. Then he meets a mysterious stranger, Lucien Charron – luminously pale, oddly powerful, with eyes that seem flecked with fire and skin that blisters in sunlight. Somehow Trey finds himself in a luxury London penthouse, like a Bond villain’s lair. It’s the heart of a sinister empire, built on the powers of the netherworld – werewolves, vampires, sorcerers, djinns. And Trey himself has a power that’s roaring to break free. Is he a boy or is he a beast?
A young woman vanished from the streets, a life destroyed, her humanity a battle ground. London, April 1987. Joanne is out for a night on the town and her plans go awry. She slips into a pub for a quick drink before going to see a film. Jonathon Dreyfuss is on the prowl, looking for something tasty to devour. He spots Joanne through the window. Joanne vanishes from sight. She wakes in a room with no windows, trapped in a nightmare of pain and terror. Dreyfuss finds her boring and tedious... yet he can't quite kill her. Something about her, some aspect of her, is pleasing to him. He keeps her for a little while, house training her as he's attempted to train others in the past. She resists, as they all did, and he takes up the challenge, to prove once again he is master of all. Joanne fights back as best she can, terrified and confused, beaten, starved and lost in a madman's fantasy. He spends months schooling her to obey, tearing her down. When she begins to break, as hope of escape fades... he reveals his final madness: he is Vampire. She too, will be Vampire: his Changeling. He wishes her to be his immortal companion, his eternal mate. What Dreyfuss wishes, Dreyfuss gets. The battle for her soul begins. All she has is her will and the need to be free. Dreyfuss holds all the cards: money, power and no conscience. Can she keep fighting, or will he win? How long can Joanne stay human? What price would you pay for your freedom? Changeling is the first novel in the Dreyfuss Trilogy: a compelling and unique vampire mythology for adults.
HEROES FOR HIRE After barely escaping a madman’s attempt to annihilate all MetaHumans, Kelly Meding’s supernatural crime fighters have banded together to take back the streets of war-ravaged Los Angeles. Dahlia “Ember” Perkins still feels like an outsider among her new Meta friends, despite everything she’s been through since coming into her miraculous ability to absorb heat and extinguish fires. But when the police need help investigating human skins discarded like slipcovers on the street, the Metas’ youngest team member quickly finds her place. Evidence points to a murderer the likes of which they have never encountered but who inexplicably seems to be gunning for Dahlia—and who may be neither human nor Meta. After a bullet meant for her nearly kills one of her teammates, Dahlia uncovers a connection to the crimes buried deep in her past. As the danger escalates and her personal life falls apart, Dahlia soon learns there’s no such thing as a “normal” relationship when you’re a superhero. . . .
"The first in an engrossing new series, [Witchling was] a whimsical reminder of fantasy's importance in life" (Publishers Weekly). Now comes Changeling-again featuring Camille, the good witch, Menolly, the vampire, and Delilah, a feline shapeshifter. They're the D'Artigo sisters, half-human, half-Faerie supernatural agents who are now enlisted to find the fiends responsible for slaughtering the weres of Rainier Puma Pride.
A disembodied, immortal entity takes the form of the 'the thing under every kid's bed' through malevolent psychic manipulation that is forced upon it. This tale comes from Stories from the Plague Years, the debut short fiction collection of International Horror Guild Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Marano. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
When Morgan receives a shocking revelation about her family, she’s thrown into a moral tailspin, believing that her essential nature is evil. Is her dark heritage too powerful to overcome?
Two novels in one volume include Changeling, in which the wizard Mor, after defeating Det Morson and destroying his castle, finds Det's infant son Pol amidst the ruins, and Madwand, in which Pol, son of Lord Det and a powerful sorcerer, must learn how to control his powers before he can take the throne. Original.
A mother will do a great many things for her child, even give them up if it would mean they could have a happier, safer life. Eva Andromeda is a remarkable girl, living in the mythical and ancient realm of Everdeen. Everdeen is a land of magic, placed right in the centre of a world filled with fantasitical creatures, some with human intelligence and some without it. Few, however, can actively use the natural mana of the world; Eva has always been a prodigy in regards to the art of magic, an otherwise unassuming teenage girl with an extraordinary gift. But what if there is more to this girl? What if there is larger reasoning behind her raw abilities? A reason that young Eva Andromeda is terrified will be revealed. And one day, it shall.
Isaac Asimov's Robot City series, Robots and Aliens. Derec is a man without memory, yet he is called to protect a metropolis of robots from deadly wolf-like creatures that threaten the city with destruction.