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C. J. Sansom

From the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes a second riveting sixteenth-century thriller featuring hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client’s innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of "Dark Fire," a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history. "Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this second book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series delves again into the dark and superstitious world of Cromwell's England introduced in Dissolution.

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Christine Feehan

When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red colour of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colours or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realises she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. But from the moment his arms close around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seems to understand her unique gifts. But does his kiss offer the love and belonging she seeks, or a danger more potent than anything she has ever known?

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C. J. Sansom

Book 2 in the highly acclaimed Matthew Shardlake mystery series, now available from Vintage Canada. It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the 16th century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the King's chief minister--and a new assignment... The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother brutally murdered--the formula has disappeared. Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems...

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Denise A. Agnew

Whispers, secrets, and tales of ghosts abound in Pine Forest, but new librarian Erin Greenway doesn’t believe in goblins. Yet the Victorian monstrosity she works in creaks and groans and speaks of horrible secrets she cannot deny. When Scot Lachlan Tavish claims to be chasing a thousand year old vampire, his dark, dangerous looks make her wonder if he’s the hunter…or the hunted.

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C. J. Sansom

Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Dark Fire is the second thrilling historical crime novel from C. J. Sansom. It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . . The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother horribly murdered - the formula has disappeared. Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems . . .

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C. J. Sansom

When a friend's niece is charged with murder and threatened with torture for her refusal to speak, 1540 lawyer Matthew Sharklake is granted an unexpected two-week reprieve to investigate the case if he will also accept a dangerous assignment to find a legendary weapon of mass destruction. By the author of Dissolution. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

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Elizabeth Lowell

Heading into the Andean Cloud Forest in Ecuador to search for her missing business partner, Cindy hires Trace Rawlings as a guide, completely unaware that he is secretly being paid by Cindy's wealthy and powerful father to seduce her.

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Angela Dorsey

When Lisa's family was forced to sell their house and horses, life became hard enough - but then her dad finds out Lisa is going everyday to visit the horse that was once hers, her beloved Jupiter, and forbids her to go again. But nothing is going to stop Lisa, not even the new owner's nephew who threatens her. And now the final blow, the nephew is abusing Jupiter! Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems. And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.

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Robyn Donald

Dancing With the Devil… "You're certainly not in love with Paul. Because you want to go to bed with me." Devilish words indeed. But what made Flint Jansen so arrogantly assume that Aura would choose him over Paul—his friend and Aura's warm and loyal fiancé? From the moment they met, he had shattered Aura's world. It was true, she found him undeniably attractive, overwhelmingly charistmatic. So much so that she now faced a battle with her conscience and with Flint: both demanded that she abandon security and her fiancé. She had to cancel the wedding—but could she entrust herself to Flint's dark seduction…?

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Benson

A love story for all time, Dark Fire: Yesterday's Tears begins with a chance encounter between Jane Garrison, an elite fighter who has been grievously wounded in combat, and Edan Duff, the young entrepreneur and creator of marvelous devices, whose genius will save her but turn her into the mystery woman who calls herself Sim. Although left powerless to quench his yearning, an unbreakable bond forms between them. But Edan knows it is a bond that must be broken if Sim is to be restored to a normal life, and that he must live with the pain their parting will cause him. Yet another chance encounter--is it really chance?--unites them once more, this time against a distrustful US government and a power-hungry President bent on making sure that only he can exploit Edan's most astounding creation yet. Dark Fire: Yesterday's Tears takes Edan and Sim through worlds both familiar and as-yet unknown as they struggle to live out a love transcending time and fate.

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Peggy Webb

When shy Sid Granger's good-looking friend expresses an interest in beautiful Rose Anne Jones, the woman whom Sid has been admiring, Sid reluctantly agrees to help his pal woo her. Original.

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Christine Feehan

So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was. She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought, or a danger more potent than his own panthers? Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin, welcome an erotic pleasure like no other….

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Christine Feehan

So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was. She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought, or a danger more potent than his own panthers? Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin, welcome an erotic pleasure like no other….

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Claudia Newcorn

Continuing in the best traditions of high fantasy, the contemporary saga of the F??yree Chronicles blossoms with this suspense-filled adventure. When the Firelord, Tvashtar Tiz??n, petitions the F??yree Council to form an alliance, many f??yree insist he is presenting them with a rare opportunity. Yet while Tiz??n's motives seem sincere, Dana?¡ and Joson are increasingly suspicious of their former friend - and so is the Lady of the Lake. Few heed their warnings, and when the dragon attacks, even the ael dismiss the threat of Tiz??n's fire daemiani. But the Tvashtar's fiery realm of Nonetre is withering, and Eshel, his scheming high councilor, believes the prophecy foretells far more than just a simple alliance...A riveting tale of magic, danger, plots, dreams, and ultimate betrayal that will engulf two realms, forcing f??yree, dwarves, and ael into a perilous struggle to discern truth from trouble as two ancient prophecies pit friends against each other in a battle of beliefs.What reviewers are saying..."A modern day masterpiece... Dark Fire is really, really good. The second in the Kris?ílys Chronicles of F??yree series, Dark Fire lives up to the tremendous standards that Newcorn set with her groundbreaking first book, Crossover. Newcorn has only gotten better, creating another modern day masterpiece with the same suspense and complexity as Tolkien's legendary Lord of the Rings. Intricate plot, unparalleled detail, and superb characterization are expertly woven into a riveting tale of danger and betrayal. Newcorn perfects her recipe with an infusion of action and humor, creating an enthralling book that is truly unique and difficult to put down. I can't begin to recommend Dark Fire enough." - Nick Pena, Editor, Chart Publishing"A fascinating journey... Dark Fire thrusts the reader right into the action, and it doesn't really stop, for even as you close the book, your mind keeps spurring the story on. I admit I couldn't put it down. Part adventure, part coming-of-age, part allegory, Dark Fire is an exciting read and a fascinating journey." - Mariam George, Faerie MagazinePraise for the Award-Winning Crossover, Scroll 1"I give a resounding "Wow!" for Crossover. This is simply a wonderfully written, action-filled, thoughtful fantasy book." - ReaderViews.com"A fiercely entertaining journey of a book." - Faerie MagazineHow do you convince an ice dragon to give you a tear when you're only three inches high? What do you do when you're dumped off at night in a bog filled with wraiths, and told, "Hope to see you in the morning"? Crossover's gripping adventure weaves a fascinating saga in which f??yree struggle through increasingly dangerous Rites in a quest to earn their wings, even as shadows of a forgotten prophecy gather to change their realm. Visit claudianewcorn.com to learn more.

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Elizabeth Lowell

Heading into the Andean Cloud Forest in Ecuador to search for her missing business partner, Cindy hires Trace Rawlings as a guide, completely unaware that he is secretly being paid by Cindy's wealthy and powerful father to seduce her.

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Chris D'Lacey

Rescued from the Arctic by his daughter, David Rain returns to Wayward Crescent only to discover that dragons have returned to the world and that an evil force is working to unbalance all life. By the best-selling author of Fire Star.