Bonds of Fire

The Bellum Sisters 2

Author: T. A. Grey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502599315

Category:

Page: 626

View: 1349

Three Fates. Three Sisters. Best selling paranormal romance at Hotheaded succubus Willow Bellum doesn't take kindly to being given to the Alpha of the shapeshifters. When the will from her dead father puts Willow under the Alpha's protection, she runs. Yet no matter how hard or fast she runs, he always seems to catch her. And with each stolen moment together, Willow finds herself relenting to his quick smile and passionate kisses more and more. When the Alpha finally captures his feisty succubus, he proceeds with a full-on seduction meant to weaken her defenses. Alpha Lyonis Keelan hasn't made his way to position of Alpha lightly and Willow's defiance to his touch only makes him more determined to win her. Because whether she wants it or not, Willow is his mate and he plans to keep her no matter what. As their love struggles to take hold, an ancient demon stalks Willow. Unable to rest until it sees her dead, Willow and Lyonis must stand together or risk losing everything.

Chains of Frost

The Bellum Sisters 1

Author: T.a. Grey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480083905

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3102

When a will from her dead father decrees spunky succubus Chloe into the protection of the renowned vampire commander, Tyrian en Kulev, she does what any succubus would do and casts a spell. But when that spell accidentally summons an ancient demon to kill her and her sisters, she knows only one place can keep her safe-Tyrian's castle of death set in the frigid icy snows of Northern Europe. Chloe thought she'd despise Tyrian, but instead she feels a rapidly blossoming tender for him. From the scar running along his cheek, to the bitter chill in his gaze, something about Tyrian makes Chloe want to keep him close until she could learn his true colors. Leader of the Atal Warriors, Tyrian en Kulev always pays his debts. So, he resigns himself to what should be an elementary task. All he has to do is keep Chloe alive, then, debt paid. But the incredibly enticing succubus comes to him with a deadly demon trying to kill her and an alluringly upbeat attitude that invades his thoughts and soon his heart, whether he likes it or not.Buy Chains of Frost to see a fun-loving succubus push a mysterious vampire leader to the brink of the wild. With nearly one million books sold, it's easy to see why readers love T. A. Grey's addicting romances.

The Silent Princess

The MacKellen Alphas, #2

Author: T. A. Grey

Publisher: Grey Ink Press, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 1858

Hanna MacKellen has landed in a heap of trouble. No longer married to her adulterous mate, she has moved on with her life and is finally enjoying some excitement that she's missed out on for years. After a date with a lykaen prince goes fatally wrong, Hanna finds herself in the hands of French-Canadian enemies. Worse, she's gotten her crush Alex Thompson in the thick of it too.Alex is a man of danger and dark secrets. He keeps his emotions locked away, especially from Hanna, a woman he views as different from him. She's educated and sophisticated, and he has a criminal past and a deadbeat dad. Women like her simply did not mix with men like him. Together they wind up on the adventure of a lifetime. On top of it all, Hanna's heart is in jeopardy of falling in love with the wrong kind of man, and she doesn't know if she can stop it from happening, or if she even wants to. The MacKellen Alphas series are suspenseful erotic thrillers that will keep you reading late into the night. With rich environments and captivating characters, The Silent Princess will draw you in and never let you go. With nearly a million books downloaded, it's easy to see why T. A. Grey's romances are books to get lost in.

Merely Immortal

The Untouchables 3

Author: T. A. Grey

Publisher: Grey Ink Press, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2338

SHE WOULD DIE FOR HIS TOUCH. Rockstar and playboy, Lucas Blackmoore is still reeling with grief after the death of the one woman he loved—a human he desired with all of his being. But when Lucas is suddenly drawn to a young and mysterious were-creature who has no recollection of her past and only fears for her future, Lucas is hellbent on helping her. His instincts scream that she is his mate, but how could that be, when his mate was dead? Buy Merely Immortal and see why nearly one million readers have chosen T. A. Grey's romances to get lost in.

Fifty Sheds of Grey

Author: C. T. Grey

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250033713

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 7222

"She knelt before me on the shed floor and tugged gently, then harder until finally it came. I moaned with pleasure. Now for the other boot . . ." Colin Grey's life was happy and simple, until the day everything changed-the day his wife read that book. Suddenly, he was thrust headfirst into a dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain. This is what happens when a tide of tempestuous, erotic desire invades man's last place of privacy: his backyard shed. WARNING: Fifty Sheds of Grey contains fifty graphic shed-based images. Please do not look if you are easily offended. Follow the phenomenon @50ShedsofGrey

Big Bad Wolf

A Novel of The Others

Author: Christine Warren

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429943277

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9301

Missy Roper's fantasies have revolved around Graham Winters since the moment they met. But the imposing leader of the Silverback werewolf clan always seemed oblivious to Missy's existence. At least he was, until Missy collides with him at a party and then abruptly runs away—arousing Graham's interest...and wild desires. Lupine law decrees that every Alpha must have a mate, and all Graham's instincts tell him that the sensual, beguiling Missy is his. Trouble is, Missy is human—every delectable inch of her. Convincing his clan that she's his destined mate, and keeping her safe from his enemies, will be the biggest challenge Graham has ever faced. And now that he is determined to have her—as his lover and as his mate—Missy's world is changing in ways she never imagined...

Stone Guardian

Author: Danielle Monsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938593109

Category: Magic

Page: 380

View: 6996

It is a new world after the Great Collision, Gryphons fly past skyscrapers, wizards battle it out in coffeehouses and women riding motorcycles with large swords strapped to their backs are normal sights. Human only city dweller, Larissa Miller is attacked by zombies and rescued by the leader of the gargoyles. They find out why Larissa is being targeted by the Necromancers and are running against time to save Larissa and the fate of the new Realm as well.

Dark Awakening

Author: Kendra Leigh Castle

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455508519

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3779

Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . . For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty's search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he's never known . . . Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she's had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire's vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?

Sacrifice Me

The Demon (Episode 1)

Author: Sarra Cannon

Publisher: Dead River Books

ISBN: 1624210252

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9704

Episode 1 of a New Adult Paranormal serial. This episode is about 60 pages long. On her twenty-first birthday, Franki Smith receives a dozen black roses and an unsigned invitation to a nightclub. Two handwritten words near the top haunt her. "Little Bird." Her mother's nickname for her. Only, Franki's mother disappeared without a trace exactly three years ago to the day. And the nightclub doesn’t seem to exist. Who sent the dark gift? Franki's need to answer this question leads her to the doorway of a strange and glamorous new world. A world her mother went to great lengths to keep hidden. A world someone desperately wants Franki to discover, where forbidden romance and dangerous truths await. Return to world of the bestselling Peachville High Demons series, this time from the viewpoint of a brand new, kickass heroine. (*You do NOT need to have read the original Peachville series to understand this one!) Sacrifice Me is a serial new adult paranormal romance with twists and turns that will pull you in and keep you guessing until the last installment. There are six episodes total, ranging from 16,000 words to 25,000 words each. Purchase the complete season one box set and save $1! **Unlike the Peachville series, this is NOT a young adult story. Due to some language and sexual situations, it is appropriate for readers 16+**

Emma Tupper's Diary

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1618730649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

View: 1657

Emma is spending the summer with her Scottish cousins—who are wonderful material for her attempt to win the School Prize for most interesting holiday diary. The cousins, lofty Andy, reserved Fiona, and fierce Roddy, are experimenting with their grandfather's dilapidated old mini-submarine to see if they can find a monster in the family loch. Emma Tupper's Diary is a sometimes terrifying, sometimes broadly hilarious adventure novel in the spirit of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and I Capture the Castle. Praise for Emma Tupper's Diary: "Fish out of water Emma must spend the summer in Scotland with cousins she’s never met. They’re somewhat older and get along fine with minimal adult supervision. Even when they plot to take an old submarine out on the nearby loch for a spin, adding a Nessy-like monster head to the top for fun, there’s no one around to urge caution. It’s the sort of family where everyone is whip-smart, conversations are fast and fascinating, and statements of fact are rarely truthful. All of which makes for one extremely suspenseful and surprisingly thought-provoking adventure."—Gwenyth Swain (author of Chig and the Second Spread) "One of my favorite childhood books. . . . Its themes and plot have come around again, and a smart production company should scoop it up for a film adaptation."—Atomic Librarian "An enthralling book, with fascinating characters, told with humor and wit, and with a story that just might, barely, be possible."—Book Loons "Comedy of manners? Ecological allegory? Adventure? Farce?"—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Peter Dickinson's children's books: "One of the real masters of children's literature."—Philip Pullman "Peter Dickinson is a national treasure."—The Guardian "Magnificent. Peter Dickinson is the past-master story-teller of our day."—The Times Literary Supplement Peter Dickinson is the author of over fifty books including Eva, Earth and Air, The Dancing Bear, and the Michael L. Printz honor book The Ropemaker. He has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.

A Military History of the Ottomans: From Osman to Ataturk

From Osman to Ataturk

Author: Mesut Uyar Ph.D.,Edward J. Erickson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031305603X

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 5352

The Ottoman Army had a significant effect on the history of the modern world and particularly on that of the Middle East and Europe. This study, written by a Turkish and an American scholar, is a revision and corrective to western accounts because it is based on Turkish interpretations, rather than European interpretations, of events. As the world's dominant military machine from 1300 to the mid-1700's, the Ottoman Army led the way in military institutions, organizational structures, technology, and tactics. In decline thereafter, it nevertheless remained a considerable force to be counted in the balance of power through 1918. From its nomadic origins, it underwent revolutions in military affairs as well as several transformations which enabled it to compete on favorable terms with the best of armies of the day. This study tracks the growth of the Ottoman Army as a professional institution from the perspective of the Ottomans themselves, by using previously untapped Ottoman source materials. Additionally, the impact of important commanders and the role of politics, as these affected the army, are examined. The study concludes with the Ottoman legacy and its effect on the Republic and modern Turkish Army. This is a study survey that combines an introductory view of this subject with fresh and original reference-level information. Divided into distinct periods, Uyar and Erickson open with a brief overview of the establishment of the Ottoman Empire and the military systems that shaped the early military patterns. The Ottoman army emerged forcefully in 1453 during the siege of Constantinople and became a dominant social and political force for nearly two hundred years following Mehmed's capture of the city. When the army began to show signs of decay during the mid-seventeenth century, successive Sultans actively sought to transform the institution that protected their power. The reforms and transformations that began frist in 1606successfully preserved the army until the outbreak of the Ottoman-Russian War in 1876. Though the war was brief, its impact was enormous as nationalistic and republican strains placed increasing pressure on the Sultan and his army until, finally, in 1918, those strains proved too great to overcome. By 1923, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk emerged as the leader of a unified national state ruled by a new National Parliament. As Uyar and Erickson demonstrate, the old army of the Sultan had become the army of the Republic, symbolizing the transformation of a dying empire to the new Turkish state make clear that throughout much of its existence, the Ottoman Army was an effective fighting force with professional military institutions and organizational structures.

Just Ella

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439115419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8910

Being a princess isn't all that.... You've heard the fairytale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after... Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and -- worst of all -- a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming. As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her newfound status, she comes to realize she is not "your majesty" material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you're crushing on another boy in the palace.... For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk -- and no ladylike behavior allowed.

Company Aytch

Author: Samuel R. Watkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101119297

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7419

Among the plethora of books about the Civil War, Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer—a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot soldier for four long years in the Confederate army. Originally published in 1881 as a series of articles in the Columbia, Tennessee, Herald, Sam Watkins's account has long been recognized by historians as one of the most lively and witty accounts of the war. Parallels between this text and The Red Badge of Courage suggest that Stephen Crane was also among Private Watkins's readers. This edition of Company Aytch also contains six previously uncollected articles by Sam Watkins, plus other valuable supplementary materials, including a map and period illustrations, a glossary of technical and military terms, a chronology of events, a concise history of Watkins's regiment, a biographical directory of individuals mentioned in the narrative, and geographic and topical indexes. This new edition of a Civil War classic is bound to become the edition of choice for students, military buffs, and general readers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Burned By Darkness

Author: Alexandra Ivy

Publisher: Deborah Raleigh, LLC

ISBN: 0986194905

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 4310

The Dragons of Eternity were once creatures of mist and legend. Now they’ve returned to the world, prepared to claim what’s rightfully theirs… Tayla is desperate for a place to call home. After years on the run, the young imp impulsively buys a teahouse and is determined to build a new life. Unfortunately, she’s barely opened the doors when she’s tracked down by the dragon who purchased her from troll slave-traders. He demands she pay off her debts…in his harem. Baine has devoted a quarter of a century to tracking down his beautiful concubine. And now that he has her in his grasp, he’s not about to let her go. But it’s soon apparent that he isn’t the only demon hunting her. He must uncover her secrets or risk losing her forever. “Ivy always packs her books with buckets of action, emotion and sexy sizzle. Another winner!” —Romantic Times on Devoured by Darkness “The romantic dynamic is smoldering and the seduction focuses on compelling trust, increasing the appeal.” —Publishers Weekly on My Lord Vampire Dear Reader From the moment I introduced the mysterious dragon, Baine, in Darkness Avenged I knew that I wanted to know more about him. He was cunning, elusive, with a hint of dark secrets in his past. Even better, he was lethally sexy. The perfect hero. My GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY, however, already had a large cast of vampires and Weres and fey creatures. There wasn’t much room for Baine and his equally fascinating friends. Which was why I came up with a new spin-off, THE DRAGONS OF ETERNITY. For those who haven’t read my previous series, this is a perfect place to start. And for those who have enjoyed the Guardians, I can promise there will be a few scenes with your favorite gargoyle, Levet! I hope you enjoy Baine’s story!

Higher Superstition

The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

Author: Paul R. Gross,Norman Levitt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801857072

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 3059

With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to Subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.