The thrilling, New York Times–bestselling sequel to The Kiss of Deception Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There’s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country . . . and her own destiny. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson drives up the stakes and the romance, and will leave readers desperate to read book three in the Remnant Chronicles, The Beauty of Darkness. “It’s rare that the second book in a series is as good—or perhaps better—than the first, but that’s the case here.” —Booklist, starred review, for The Heart of Betrayal “A heart-pounding sequel that fantasy fans will appreciate.” —School Library Journal for The Heart of Betrayal “Fantastical.” —USA Today for The Kiss of Deception “A sumptuous fantasy.” —Chicago Tribune for The Kiss of Deception “In The Kiss of Deception, a new realm is masterfully created, featuring court intrigue, feuding nations, breathtaking landscapes, and the gift of sight. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will enjoy the magic and fantasy in this timeless dystopian world.” —VOYA for The Kiss of Deception "Pearson (the Jenna Fox Chronicles) is off to an extraordinary start with her fantasy series, the Remnant Chronicles, creating an alluring world and romance that's ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore and Megan Whalen Turner." —Publishers Weekly for The Kiss of Deception
What if one day you discovered you had gifts that went beyond the ordinary? That’s how this set of stories begins. One person after another discovers there is more to their life than what meets the eye. The Karass Chronicles is a series of stand-alone magical realism, mystery-solving stories with plenty of drama, but where everything always works out in the end. But probably not how you thought it would. If you like books about other dimensions, expanded reality, characters you can love, then this series of stories just might be what you are looking for. Escape into a book for a few hours, and you might discover that you too have gifts that go beyond the ordinary.
Limited Time Special Pricing to celebrate the recent release of the second Osteria Chronicles Box Set (Books 4 - 6) Myths and heroes may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change. Enter a world where Game of Thrones meets Clash of the Titans with this collection of the first three books from the "highly recommended" Osteria Chronicles series. Perfect for fans of mythology and historical fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller, Simon Scarrow, S.J.A. Turney, Mary Renault, and Glyn Iliffe, The Osteria Chronicles are a captivating series in which the myths, gods, and heroes of Ancient Greece come to life as you've never seen them before. This set includes… * The Trials of Hercules: In a world where mortals contend with the gods' vengeful whims, one man must ask himself if he will risk his life to defend the goddess who has done everything to destroy him. * The Voyage of Heroes: In a dangerous game that pits god against god, and family against one another, trust proves to be the deadliest weapon. * The Maze of Minos: With the gods as your allies, your life, your world, and your sanity have never been in more danger. * Exclusive Bonus Content to take you deeper into the world of Osteria Adventure, betrayal, and passion are waiting. Lose yourself in a new world by grabbing The Osteria Chronicles Box Set today! What Readers are Saying... * This book should be rated as one of the top ten books of the year. I can't emphasize enough how good this book was and how much I enjoyed reading it. * …kept me turning pages the whole way through like any guilty pleasure * …highly recommended for fans of fantasy in general and Greek mythology in particular… * …satisfying, from beginning to end. * The interactions of the gods and mortals was inspired. Seeing the gods behaving badly was a treat. * I was immediately pulled in. * I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good read. What is Osteria? Hundreds of years ago, North America experienced The Disaster. In what was once the Pacific Northwest, the survivors built a new world, Osteria, which was then divided into twelve city-states. To this world came the gods formerly worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The gods have not changed—they are still powerful, petty, and consumed with rivalries and jealousy. And just as before, the gods do not play fairly with those who stand in their way.
Cade Williams was just an ordinary cop until the night a fallen angel nearly killed him. Now he commands the Echo Team, a special ops squad of modern Templar knights, and the things they hunt are far darker and much deadlier than the criminals that he used to face. Get the first three full-length novels in this digital box set of New York Times bestselling author Joseph Nassise's action-packed Templar Chronicles urban fantasy series, where modern Templar Knights protect mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. More than 700 pages of high-octane adventure and supernatural thrills! THE HERETIC - Knight Commander Cade Williams and the men of the Echo Team are the best the Vatican has to offer when it comes to protecting mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. But when the Templar Order itself comes under attack from a cabal of necromancers intent on seizing an ancient artifact for their own nefarious purposes, will the skills of Echo Team's fearless leader, the man some call the Heretic, be enough to stop the slaughter? A SCREAM OF ANGELS - When injured and badly dehydrated Catholic priest wanders out of the New Mexican desert, telling a wild story about a secret research installation and bloodthirsty demons hunting men through the halls, it is the men of the Echo Team who are called into investigate. Their mission - infiltrate the facility, determine exactly what happened there, and deal with any infernal presence that might exist. A TEAR IN THE SKY - When Knight Commander Cade Williams discovers that his wife, Gabrielle, is not truly dead, but held in some kind of arcane stasis between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead, he vows that nothing will stop him from freeing her soul from the prison surrounding her. But his vow is tested right from the start when an old friend calls on him to help protect the city of Boston from the ancient scourge that threatens to destroy it, leaving Cade with a heart-breaking choice: Do his duty and save the innocent lives he has sworn to protect or forsake them all in order to rescue the one for whom he would brave the walls of hell itself? Keywords: gritty urban fantasy, urban fantasy series, urban fantasy series for adults, urban fantasy hero, urban fantasy mystery, urban fantasy thriller, dark urban fantasy, supernatural special ops, supernatural combat team, cosmic horror, occult horror, supernatural horror, monster hunter, monster hunter series, myths and legends, supernatural creatures, monsters, supernatural adventure, supernatural investigation, supernatural detective, occult detective, ancient legends, arcane artifacts, mystical artifacts, paranormal fiction, urban fantasy fiction, angel, demon, fallen angel, mage, magic, magick, dark magick, dark arts, devils & demons, demon summoning, necromancer, raising the dead, shapeshifters, psychometry, vampires, werewolf, witch, witches, dead spirits, ghost, wraith, evil curse, popular series, top urban fantasy, box set, boxed set, omnibus, collection, discount bundle, series starter Similar authors and series: Faith Hunter, Jane Yellowrock, Lilith Saintcrow, Jill Kismet, Caitlin Kittredge, Black London, Larry Correia, Monster Hunters International, Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, John G Hartners, Quincy Harker, David Wellington, Laura Caxton, SM Reine, Jayne Faith, Clara Coulson, Pippa DaCosta
Three full-length young adult novels plus one short story from the Dark Witch Chronicles. LARKSTORM: In the years following the destructive Long Winter, when half the world's population perished, the State remains locked in battle against the Sensitives: humans born with extra abilities. As one of the last descendants of the State's Founders, seventeen-year-old Lark Greene knows her place: study hard and be a model citizen so she can follow in her family's footsteps. Her life's been set since birth, and she's looking forward to graduating and settling down with Beck, the boy she's loved longer than she can remember. However, after Beck is accused of being Sensitive and organizing an attack against Lark, he disappears. Heartbroken and convinced the State made a mistake, Lark sets out to find him and clear his name. But what she discovers is more dangerous and frightening than Sensitives: She must kill the boy she loves, unless he kills her first. NIGHTINGALE: Depressed and confused after her rescue from Summer Hill, Lark Greene trusts no one—not even herself. Cut off from Beck, all she wants to do is fade away and forget everything, but her mother has other plans: she wants to teach Lark how to master her Dark magic and pair her off with a new mate. Lark is desperate to keep herself from going completely Dark, while also keeping Beck safe, so she allows herself to be drawn deeper into the dangerous, yet glamorous, world of the State. But as the Splinter Group launches attacks to wrest governmental control from the Dark witches, Lark finds herself drawing on her Dark magic more and more. As her magic spirals out of control, no one around Lark is safe. Certainly not Beck. And not even Lark herself. PHOENIX: Torn between her obligations to the State and her love of Beck, Lark must decide whom to trust: herself, or those around her. Her advisors argue that Beck should be sent far away – out of the realm of Lark's influence. However, Lark believes that with Beck at her side, they can save their Society, crush the Splinter Group, and ultimately, save him. But as the Darkness in Beck grows, Lark must admit she may be a bad influence on him, and she embarks on a journey to discover the truth of her heritage as well as find the key to ending the curse. With her Society crumbling around her, Lark must choose: Save her people or save the boy she loves. BEFORE: A short story set in the pre-Larkstorm world with Lark and Beck.
A debut entry in a new trilogy by the author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles introduces Princess Lia, who flees an unwanted marriage and expectations about her supernatural legacy only to be pursued by her jilted fiancé and a ruthless assassin.
The Omega Chronicles Box Set: Books 1 – 3 – An Anthology "If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depends, would dry up at once." – Fyodor Dostoevsky Book 1 – Omega – The Lost City of Altinova Science fiction really is the only genre that lets you use your imagination without limitations. When writing the Lost City of Altinova, I found it was like taking the shackles off my imagination, allowing me to go anywhere with this genre. A thrill-seeking professor, William Knight, a former recipient of the Nobel Prize in Archeology, from Texas A&M University and two of his graduate assistants, one from Austin, Texas and another from Calgary, Canada, attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon built to support their journey for two weeks. Their mission was to find an island that records from the University Library in College Station, Texas showed the entranceway to a mystical island that would lead to the lost city of Altinova. Would they find the legendary plaque that held the secret to a lost city? Which 'X' marked the spot!? Could the mountain of crystals be, in fact, a mountain of diamonds? Could there possibly be gold found in them there hills? Book 2 – Nevaeh – The Lost City of Nemea Lucas Petersen, a professor at the University of Texas, is resting quietly in his apartment on Guadalupe Street near the main campus. There's a knock at his door that surprised him. He is visited by Tommy Hansen, a good friend. With him, he brought a steel box, set it down at his friend's table, and explained his unusual request, including the fact that he was soon to die. Part of the request was that the contents of the box couldn't be disclosed for twenty years. Later that day, Lucas received a message that his good friend did, in fact, die the same night, after visiting with him. At that time, he adopted his friend's five-year-old son and waited over twenty years to open the steel box. After twenty years, Lucas and his adopted son read of the quest they must follow into the darkest of jungles in Peru, a place more than one thousand miles northeast of Lima. Book 3 – Crux Ansata – The Lost City of Ankara "True love is not necessary the number of kisses, or how frequently one gets them, TRUE LOVE is the feeling that still remains long after the kiss is over." Crux Ansata – The Lost City of Ankara is a gothic-fantasy novel that follows as a sequel to Nevaeh – The Lost City of Nemea from the Caves of Chivateros in Peru. It is Book Three in the Omega Chronicles. Freja Jensen, contemplating retiring from BeeBop Publishing Group in Austin, Texas, received a brown paper parcel in the mail. She opened the package and saw that it was from Lucas Hansen, or his pen name, Lucas Pedersen. With the letter was a manuscript. Another letter received was from a doctor who asked to remain anonymous. Included in a small teakwood box was an ancient sistrum, an Egyptian musical instrument with magical powers, and had the etching of an ankh on top. In this sequel to Nevaeh – The Lost City of Nemea, a twenty-year search begins by Lucas and Oliver Hansen to try and find Oliver's lost True Love. You might ask, "What is true love? No one can really define what it is. Thousands upon thousands of people will have an answer. Many answers will point to a feeling they experience, but never has the Truth been more known until one reads the dramatic conclusion in this sequel, CRUX ANSATA.