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Laura Bickle

Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it. Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced. Embers A sizzling debut from a red-hot new author . . .

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Antoinette Stockenberg

An old secret, a new mystery, and dangerous passion buried in the ashes of an historic fire -- ashes that become embers, easily fanned into flames .... To Meg Hazard, it seemed like a good idea at the time: squeezing her extended family into the back rooms of their rambling Victorian home and converting the rest of the house into a Bed and Breakfast in the coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine. But that was before the leaky roof, the balky furnace, and the fuel oil spill in the basement. That was before the inheritance of an exquisite, museum-quality dollhouse with a haunting story of its own to tell. And that was before her much-loved, much-younger and very beautiful sister Allie fell in love with Chicago cop Tom Wyler, who was there simply to put himself back together physically and emotionally after a shattering episode of violence back home. Meg, the Responsible One, has complete sympathy for everyone. What she doesn't have is complete control over her emotions .... Reviews: "A deft blend of mystery and romance ... Stockenberg, who won a RITA [for Emily's Ghost], is sure to win more kudos for her latest." --Publishers Weekly "A well-written, engaging story of two caring people who have all but given up on finding love." --Library Journal "All the ingredients that whisper 'best seller' ... reading Embers is a night of pure pleasure." --Gothic Journal "Embers is a delight -- a beautifully crafted, wholly involving story that explores the complexities of family, sisters and love, creating relationships that sparkle with warmth, wit, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoyed it." --Katherine Stone "Antoinette Stockenberg has become a major force in women's contemporary mainstream romantic fiction. Embers is a moving work involving obsession, betrayal, and thwarted passions ... The chilling use of supernatural elements to emphasize the events of the past only enhances a book that has 'classic' written all over it." --Affaire de Coeur

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Allyson Zuidema

"Nineteen year-old Kayelae is shocked when she learns she was destined to save a world she never knew, the land of her birth, and horrified when she learns that the man destined to be her partner ... is also her greatest enemy.

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Christopher Hampton

A remote 18th-century Hungarian castle is the setting for a dramatic meeting. Forty-one years after a tragic event two former friends must confront each other in a devastating bid to lay the past to rest. Betrayal, love, truth and friendship all come to the fore in this unforgettable play based on Sndor Mrai's bestselling novel. Embers premiered at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End in February 2006.

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Richard Wagamese

"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on—and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end." —Richard Wagamese, Embers In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush—sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese's most personal volume to date. Honest, evocative and articulate, he explores the various manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality and spirituality—concepts many find hard to express. But for Wagamese, spirituality is multifaceted. Within these pages, readers will find hard-won and concrete wisdom on how to feel the joy in the everyday things. Wagamese does not seek to be a teacher or guru, but these observations made along his own journey to become, as he says, "a spiritual bad-ass," make inspiring reading.

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Sandor Marai

Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs. In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General’s beautiful, long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest--a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever. Embers is a classic of modern European literature, a work whose poignant evocation of the past also seems like a prophetic glimpse into the moral abyss of the present

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Amy Keen

Scarlett Roth loves nothing more than to immerse herself in a good book. So, the tale of a modern day witch hunt and a sinister adversary threatening to irrevocably alter a young girl's life forever should be the perfect story in which to lose herself. Unfortunately for her, this is not another book, she's the girl, the threat is real and she will unearth one of the modern world's darkest secrets - the witch trials are not over, they have evolved. Scarlett's life is thrown upside down when she starts having terrifying visions. Her only comfort in a strange new town comes in the form of Jake, the enticing and popular center of seemingly everyone's attention. But the more she learns about her 'power', the more she realizes her interest in him is drawing unwanted attention of the darkest kind.

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Gilbert Parker

Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet PC (1862-1932), known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario. He was educated at Ottawa and at University of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Parker started as a teacher at the Ontario School for the deaf and dumb (in Belleville, Ontario). From there he went on to lecture at Trinity College. In 1886 he went to Australia, and became for a while associate editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He also traveled extensively in the Pacific, Europe, Asia, Egypt, the South Sea Islands and subsequently in northern Canada. In the early nineties he began to make a growing reputation in London as a writer of romantic fiction. The best of his novels are those in which he first took for his subject the history and life of the French Canadians; and his permanent literary reputation rests on the fine quality, descriptive and dramatic, of his Canadian stories.

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Antoinette Stockenberg

Returning to her parent's Victorian house in Maine, Meg becomes obsessed with solving a mystery involving a dollhouse and finds herself falling in love with her younger sister's boyfriend, Tom Wyler, a police detective from Chicago

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Karen Ann Hopkins

There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. Kirkus Reviews: "An impending apocalypse provides a compelling backdrop for romance in this page-turning first installment of a new YA series. Hopkins expertly weaves her plotlines together in this compulsively readable teen romance story...Hopkins delivers many successful elements of young-adult romance-appealing lead characters, high-voltage chemistry, repressed sexuality-which will win her ardent followers. A paranormal YA tale that's highly recommended for fans of the Twilight series; move over, Bella and Edward, there's a new set of kids on the block." Embers is an epic paranormal adventure/romance about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she's in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she learns that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember is instructed about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live inside of a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicably drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it's cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war that's been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound's inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the grayness in between.

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Suzanne Wright

Harper and Knox are back and better than ever . . . Discover the unmissable fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series The final horseman awaits . . . and the stakes have never been higher. With the birth of their son, Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there, and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe . . . When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal - and that may even include Asher's mysterious abilities. One thing's for sure - this is a baby who's more than a match for any demon coming after him. It's time for the world's most formidable family to take the fight to the enemy . . . WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DARK IN YOU SERIES: 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick What readers are saying about Suzanne: 'It's been two minutes since my last fix and I need Suzanne Wright to give me more' Edgy Reviews 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick If you love Embers, make sure you check out the rest of THE DARK IN YOU series - find out how the sizzling story of Harper and Knox began . . . BURN BLAZE ASHES EMBERS

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Kenneth W. Cain

From the author of acclaimed short story collections These Old Tales and Fresh Cut Tales comes his latest anthology of dark fiction, Embers. These short speculative stories are the smoldering remains of a fire, the fiery bits meant to ignite the mind with slow-burning imagery and haunting details. These are the slow burning embers of Cain's soul.

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Suzanne Wright

Harper and Knox are back and better than ever . . . Discover the unmissable fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series The final horseman awaits . . . and the stakes have never been higher. With the birth of their son, Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there, and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe . . . When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal - and that may even include Asher's mysterious abilities. One thing's for sure - this is a baby who's more than a match for any demon coming after him. It's time for the world's most formidable family to take the fight to the enemy . . . WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DARK IN YOU SERIES: 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick What readers are saying about Suzanne: 'It's been two minutes since my last fix and I need Suzanne Wright to give me more' Edgy Reviews 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick If you love Embers, make sure you check out the rest of THE DARK IN YOU series - find out how the sizzling story of Harper and Knox began . . . BURN BLAZE ASHES EMBERS

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Gilbert Parker

Gilbert Parker was a late 19th and early 20th century politician and novelist who wrote prodigiously. The British-Canadian's works are still popular in the 21st century.

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Tessa Adams

Read Tessa Adams's posts on the Penguin Blog. A new erotic paranormal series, starring dragon shapeshifters, kicks off with a very sexy debut... Prince Dylan MacLeod is one of the last pure-blood dragon shape- shifters-and ruler of a dying race, the Dragonstar clan. It falls to him to protect his people and their ancient magic. But he has one important duty: to provide an heir... Like all dragons, Dylan, who has a dark, rampant sexual appetite, can only procreate with his destined mate-for whom he's searched for the last five hundred years. But his quest is delayed when a disease sweeps through the Dragonstars, and Dylan must venture to the human world to find a cure. He tracks down bio-chemist Phoebe Quillum, never imagining the beautiful scientist would be the mate he's been seeking. But even with the fate of the clan on their shoulders, Phoebe and Dylan are overcome by their sexual desire. Their passion turns to something truer, but when Phoebe is kidnapped by Dylan's oldest enemy, he must risk everything for his love and his clan...

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Timothy E. Forck

Book One of the Elements Incarnate Series. Appearing on the earth with no recollection of his past, Athar fights to get a grip on his life’s purpose. Through the teachings of a mysterious old man named Nemoserko, who visits him in his dreams, he learns of his identity as the elemental incarnation of air. Using his amazing abilities to control the wind and transform into a mighty dragon, our hero must traverse the realm in search of his three companions born of earth, fire, and water. Through his ties to The Creator himself, Athar comes to realize that a being of darkness named Xhenidrix has entered the world through the meddling of a tribe of cannibalistic natives. It is now up to Athar to locate his team of elemental brethren and thwart their demonic opponent along with his army of the undead before they achieve their aspirations. Will Athar be able find the others and become one with the intricate workings of his atmospheric powers in time to resist? Or will the denizens of the planet fall into the terrifying grasp of the bloodthirsty creature from hell?