Once he has aspired to become a paladin. That was before the sun itself refused to shine upon him. Now his holy powers are failing him, his title has been give to another knight, and grim despair mires his every step. If he is to be redeemed, Alexi Shadowborn must discover the source of the curse that blackens his spirit. The answer lies nearly two decades in the past, when a woman he barely remembers fell at the hands of a diabolical assassin. Somehow the darkness that struck her down has left him unclean in the eyes of the god he desires to serve. But how has her burden become his? Shadowborn follows Alexi as he travels from the alabaster castles of the Great Kingdom to the blackest regions of Ravenloft in a macabre tale of darkness, despair, and redemption.
Author: William W. Connors,Carrie A. Bebris
Category: Fantasy fiction
Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret... and if she's not careful, it could get her killed. Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fianc� dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play. Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible. If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she's going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance?Find out what lurks in the SHADOWS OF SALEM in SHADOW BORN, the latest Urban Fantasy hit readers are comparing to Karen Marie Moning and Patricia Briggs.
A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel
Author: Jasmine Walt,Rebecca Hamilton
Carthenne Rel survived the Hjan attack on the A'ras and has left the north, the only place she ever really known. Now she travels to better understand what it means that she's shadow born. Stranded by storms in a dangerous port city, she's captured while helping rescue a young girl from slavers. Discovering her mysterious captor's agenda forces her to play his games in order to escape, only to realize she hasn't finished with the Hjan. The lessons her captor has taught just might be the key to defeating them for good while protecting all of the north.
Author: D. K. Holmberg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
They thought it was over, but Death disagreed. With Sarah gone and Marcus slowly gaining power, can Teo and his friends find Sarah and stop a war before it even starts?
Book 2 of the In Memory Trilogy
Author: Joshua Sutton
Publisher: Joshua Sutton
She was born of the Shadow. Now he will claim her. The Shadow hunts. He feels those born with his dark touch, and he seeks them for his evil bidding. With dark magic brewing inside, young Ginna must find safety for an unwanted child also born with Shadow magic. With the help of a runaway slave, the two must keep the newborn alive while escaping the clutches of ruthless bounty hunters, betrayers who would sell them for a pouch of silver, and the Shadow himself who will stop at nothing to claim both Ginna and the infant as his own. Shadow Born is a stand-alone novel in Mande Matthews' internationally bestselling series, the ShadowLight Saga.
Author: Mande Matthews
Publisher: Guardian Tree Press
Daemon uth Friesard is the unwilling king of Phalindros. Because both his older brothers have died, he finds himself in a role he doesn't want and isn't suited for. With a domineering mother, an ice cold wife, a tempting minstrel, and a failing friendship, it's all he can do to keep from falling into the same kind of darkness that took his father. Clayden Kiel is the youngest High Priest in the history of Phalindros. He is also a Chosen of the gods, gifted with direct communion to the god of light, Basale. A war is coming, a war that he would like to avoid. But the gods are of little help, seeking only to influence so far as to not affect free will, and there are secrets to be kept. Secrets belonging not only to himself and his time, but going all the way back to the founding of the kingdom. As Clayden struggles with his own inner demons as well as those of his long time friend, the king, he must find a way to put aside his humanity in order to better serve the gods and to save the kingdom from a devastating war. Easier said than done.
Time of Shadows: Book One
Author: Kyra Dune
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
When Gabriel appears on a dark and stormy night, he seems just like any other twelve year-old... except for the scars that cover his back and the fact that he has no memory of his past. The wealthy couple who rescue Gabriel promise to help him find his parents, but their mysterious behavior soon leads him to wonder if they really are who they appear to be.Gabriel's new friends Jodi and Pete try to prepare him for the strange adventures that await, but they may already be too late. Gabriel suddenly finds himself in a world where no one can be trusted; a world filled with shadowy monsters, cruel villains, and dark conspiracies. As he pieces together his mysterious past, Gabriel has to wonder:Is it truly his destiny to save the world from the Shadowlords, or is he actually one of them?
Author: Jamie Sedgwick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
A look at the work of sixteen postwar Mexican photographers--including Tina Modetti, Flor Gardegno, and Eugenia Vargas--shows how the photographers explore traditional themes in Mexican culture with innovative styles.
New Photography in Mexico
Author: Elizabeth Ferrer
Publisher: Universe Pub
Teenage assassin Gabriel Frost is back, and this time he's going to find out the truth about his mysterious past. It's been one year since the events of Shadow Born, and Gabriel has settled into his new life at Winschfield Manor as a field agent for the Top Secret organization known as D.A.S. Gabriel is on his first solo mission when something goes horribly wrong and the shadowfriends escape, not only with hostages, but also with a rare and unusual relic -an ancient gemstone statue. Gabriel soon learns that the shadowfriends are collecting the statues because the artifacts have immense power, power that could change the world forever. But before D.A.S. can act, the Shadow attacks. Reeves and Julia are gone and the children are taken captive by a secret government agency. To make matters worse, Gabriel's powers are growing rapidly and he can't seem to control them. Just when his friends need him most, Gabriel may not be able to save anyone - not even himself.
Shadow Born Trilogy
Author: Jamie Sedgwick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This book tells of how the government and an alien race are working together to win a war against drugs.
Born of Shadow/Born of Light
Author: Brad Skrowran
Daemon uth Friesard was never meant to be king. As the youngest of three royal sons, he should have been free to live the life of his choosing. It was tragedy that drove him into the role. A role he is ill prepared to handle. With all the pressures of a kingdom standing at the brink of war weighing down on him, Daemon follows the advice of his closest friend and arranges a marriage with an enemy princess in the hopes of attaining peace. Clayden Kiel took on the role of High Priest at an early age. As the kingdom's sole connection to their patron god, it's a role he takes very seriously. So seriously that a few words written by his former mentor in a journal were enough to push him into distancing himself from the only friend he's ever had. His hopes are that Daemon's marriage will not only bring peace to the kingdom, but give the king someone else to turn to in times of need. A greater threat than war with their neighbor is hanging over Phalindros and Clayden would do anything to keep that threat at bay. Even turning his back on the most important person in his life. But the path to the future is never clear, and the gods play at a game mortals cannot hope to understand.
Author: Kyra Dune
Publisher: Time of Shadows