Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only.
Author: Scarlett St Clair
Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.
“An imaginative twist on the concept of angels and demons” from the USA Today bestselling authors of Embracing Darkness (Night Owl Reviews).
Author: Yelena Casale
“An imaginative twist on the concept of angels and demons” from the USA Today bestselling authors of Embracing Darkness (Night Owl Reviews). Cassie Durrett dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. She’s working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she . . . well, whenever. So when mystery man Gabe walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet when his predictions start to come true, she’ll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality. Pretty soon Gabe has her running halfway across the country in search of answers. As a bond grows between them, Cassie worries not about losing her mind to the paranormal madness, nor her life to hellish monsters. Rather her deepest fear is surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace. “A new, unique urban fantasy world with vibrant settings, worldbuilding, true-to-life character personalities, and intense conflict and tension.”—Melinda S. Collins, contributor to Once Upon the Longest Night: An Anthology of Romantic Vampire Stories
Abigail St. Michael, a former cop, has joined the recently growing ranks of metaphysicals, individuals with abilities outside that of normal human nature.
Author: B. C. Brown
Abigail St. Michael, a former cop, has joined the recently growing ranks of metaphysicals, individuals with abilities outside that of normal human nature. When a murderer stalks her town killing children, Abbey uses her ability of touch clairvoyance to hunt him down. Her only roadblock is that her murderer seems to have his own unique talent, the ability to 'wipe' his victims and their surroundings of any metaphysical energy. With little physical evidence and no supernatural evidence, Abbey is forced to rely on instinct and luck to solve the case. However both seem to have taken a permanent vacation as the victims keep piling up with the killer's escalating blood lust. ..".emotion-wrenching, gritty, eerie, sexy..." Toni Sweeney, author of Love, Vampire Style **WARNING: Contains strong language, violence, and adult situations.**
Darkness Chosen Christina Dodd. Rurik almost spoke, then returned to ... I believe in what I can see and taste and touch.'' She didn't even believe in God.
Author: Christina Dodd
From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes the second book of Darkness Chosen, a seductive series about an ancient, dark evil that lives in the modern world... Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness—the darkness without and the darkness within. He possesses the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction. At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact that has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way—Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...
When a bloodthirsty Mafioso sets his vengeful sights on Cassandra Palmer, who is gifted with the ability to communicate with the dead, she is forced to ask the vampire council for help and must pay a high price at the hands of a sensual ...
Author: Karen Chance
When a bloodthirsty Mafioso sets his vengeful sights on Cassandra Palmer, who is gifted with the ability to communicate with the dead, she is forced to ask the vampire council for help and must pay a high price at the hands of a sensual master vampire. Original.
Persephone's relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disrupts her normal life and threatens to expose her as the Goddess of Spring.
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Persephone's relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disrupts her normal life and threatens to expose her as the Goddess of Spring. Hades, God of the Dead, is burdened by a hellish past that everyone's eager to expose in an effort to warn Persephone away. Things only get worse when a horrible tragedy leaves Persephone's heart in ruin and Hades refusing to help. Desperate, she takes matters into her own hands, striking bargains with severe consequences. Faced with a side of Hades she never knew and crushing loss, Persephone wonders if she can truly become Hades' queen.
PURGATORY'S ANGEL By: B. Hughes-Millman Everyone has a dark side where their ... A TOUCH OF DARKNESS By: Yelena Casale & Tina Moss Cassie Durrett dreams of ...
Author: Joshua Bader
A wizard-for-hire goes on a magical spirit journey to search for his missing fiancé in this “dynamic urban fantasy series” (Publishers Weekly). Colin Fisher, personal wizard to a powerful CEO, has battled ice monsters, magical gamblers, and career criminals—not to mention his own inner demons. But he still doesn’t know what happened to his fiancée on the night he gained his magic. To solve that mystery, he will have to take on his riskiest adventure yet. On the floor of his arcane sanctum, in a self-induced coma, he’s trying to peel back the layers of time and solve the enigma. And even if he succeeds, he may never wake up. Meanwhile, the two women who love him—Veruca Wakefield, demon blooded assassin, and Andrea Deveraux, FBI trained agent—must work together to defeat a shadowy organization known as the Faceless and keep Colin safe while he’s on his spirit journey
Surely, Pharaoh was plunged into a darkness of soul after the last of the ten plagues. So forgive me if I use this as a segue into another part of this ...
Author: Anne Lowe
How do we understand our place in today’s Jewish world? Whether it’s our food, our religious services, or our literature, we enjoy a rich tradition of faith and culture that is not without important lessons for the Jewish world today. In A Touch of Torah, author Anne Lowe shares her own reflections on being Jewish as she tries to grasp the intricacies of Torah. Inspired by the weekly D’var Torah she presents at her conservative synagogue, Anne covers a number of topics that all have a Jewish connection—from evoking the flavors of Jewish life, such as making pickled dill green tomatoes or explaining the joy of eating a candy jellied apple after Simchat Torah services, to heartfelt discussions of the Garden of Eden, and to Sarah’s pregnancy at ninety years old, and other important stories from the Torah. As a delightful montage of midrashim, Divrei Torah, poetry, and trips down the memory lane of Anne’s Upstate New York childhood, A Touch of Torah can serve as a timely reminder of the daily importance of Torah. Because the Torah is alive today, it resonates in our modern world.
Out of his tense awareness, out of the spreading black, he was roused by a touch that startled him into forgetfulness of that dreadful dark. The touch of a ...
Author: C.L. Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Among the best-written and most emotionally complex stories of the Pulp Era, the tales of intergalactic bootlegger Northwest Smith still resonate strongly more than 75 years after their first publication. From the crumbling temples of forgotten gods on Venus to the seedy pleasure halls of old Mars, the thirteen stories in Northwest of Earth blaze a trail through the underbelly of the solar system. The quick-drawing smuggler of the spaceways who would become the model for countless science fiction heroes, Northwest Smith is SF's original outlaw.
here is a darkness in this world that has nothing to do with a lack of sunlight, firelight, ... and even in each of us, there is always a touch of darkness.
Author: Tama Fortner
Publisher: Howard Books
A gorgeously wrought year-long daily devotional for anyone who wishes to carve out a few minutes a day to reflect on the grace of God. It is by grace you have been saved, through faith. —Ephesians 2:8 NIV With uplifting quotes from the Bible, guided reflections, and more, Five Minutes of Grace allows you to bring God and His grace into your life a little more each and every day.
... there was a touch of darkness compelling it from underground. The hold the darkness had on it was tenuous; the One Mind severed it with ease.
Author: R V Johnson
Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing
The Flow of Power Rages On. Faced with a choice that could save or destroy those Crystalyn loves, madness looms at the edge of her broken mind. Jade's aura-reading ability develops, evolving beyond wholesome. Garn's enslavement ends, something far worse taking its place. Determined to destroy the foundation of power on Astura, the hooded man's intrigues wreak havoc on the land. A brilliant Dark robe executes a bold plan that, if successful, will unleash a great malevolence. Enduring in the shadows for millennia, a new influence emerges. Gaining strength from others, its alien cunning has subjugated entire worlds with none the wiser. With peril lurking everywhere, Crystalyn's great and brittle strength becomes ever more imperative to her friends' and families' welfare...but only if she can hold up. The epic saga continues in this action-packed second novel of The Flow of Power series. **
he said in a low voice, one edged with a touch of darkness and a demand to answer him honestly. She smiled and shook her head. “Do you think I'd lie to get ...
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Felicity Heaton
Discover bewitching new worlds, dangerously dark and delicious heroes, and powerful heroines in this first in series collection of four passionate paranormal romance books from New York Times best-selling romance author Felicity Heaton. There’s something for everyone inside, whether you love vampires / dark elves, Greek gods, angels or shifters. You won’t want to leave these richly detailed and lush worlds as you find yourself swept up in them and the heroes and heroines as they fight for their happily forever afters! Books included in the Dark and Dangerous First in Series Paranormal Romance Collection are: Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates series) Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates series) Ares (Guardians of Hades series) Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors series)
Fans of DIVERGENT, HARRY POTTER, and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES will devour this edgy paranormal academy series with a slow burn romance! Scroll up to one-click Wicked Curse, the second book in the Touch of Darkness series!
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Publisher: Independently Published
Life in the Dark Faction comes with risks no one prepared her for... Lydia Laveau has been chosen to participate in a decennial event that will pick two Wicked Born and their supplements to join the ranks of the Dark Faction leaders-a role she never wanted, and a competition that risks her life. But with a mysterious hex plaguing her boyfriend Anson, it's not enough for Lydia to survive; she needs to defeat the Midnight Circle, or a dark future looms ahead for all. And not just the students of Arcane Academy. Can Lydia keep her true nature under wraps without risking the outcome of the Program? Or will hoarding her secrets thrust the future of witch-kind into irreversible destruction? Fans of DIVERGENT, HARRY POTTER, and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES will devour this edgy paranormal academy series with a slow burn romance! Scroll up to one-click Wicked Curse, the second book in the Touch of Darkness series!
Out of his tense awareness, out of the spreading black, he was roused by a touch that startled him into forgetfulness of that dreadful dark. The touch of a ...
Author: C. L. Moore
Publisher: eStar Books
Nysa appeared mysteriously with a request of Northwest Smith... excerpt The thick Venusian dark of the Ednes waterfront in the hours before dawn is breathless and tense with a nameless awareness, a crouching danger. The shapes that move murkily thru its blackness are not daylight shapes. Sun has never shone upon some of those misshapen figures, and what happens in the dark is better left untold. Not even the Patrol ventures there after the lights are out, and the hours between midnight and dawn are outside the law. If dark things happen there the Patrol never knows of them, or desires to know. Powers move thru the darkness along the waterfront to which even the Patrol bows low. Thru that breathless blackness, along a street beneath which the breathing waters whispered, Northwest Smith strolled slowly. No prudent man ventures out after midnight along the waterfront of Ednes unless he has urgent business abroad, but from the leisurely gait that carried Smith soundlessly thru the dark he might have been some casual sightseer. He was no stranger to the Ednes waterfront. He knew the danger thru which he strolled so slowly, and under narrowed lids his colorless eyes were like keen steel probes that searched the dark. Now and then he passed a shapeless shadow that dodged aside to give him way. It might have been no more than a shadow. His no-colored eyes did not waver. He went on, alert and wary. He was passing between two high warehouses that shut out even the faint reflection of light from the city beyond when he first heard that sound of bare, running feet which so surprised him. The patter of frantically fleeing steps is not uncommon along the waterfront, but these were-he listened closer-yes, certainly the feet of a woman or a young boy. Light and quick and desperate. His ears were keen enough to be sure of that. They were coming nearer swiftly. In the blackness even his pale eyes could see nothing, and he drew back against the wall, one hand dropping to the ray gun that hung low on his thigh. He had no desire to meet whatever it was which pursued this fugitive. But his brows knit as the footsteps turned into the street that led between the warehouses. No woman, of whatever class or kind, ventures into this quarter by night. And he became certain as he listened that those feet were a woman's. There was a measured rhythm about them that suggested the Venusian woman's lovely, swaying gait. He pressed flat against the wall, holding his breath. He wanted no sound to indicate his own presence to the terror from which the woman fled. Ten years before he might have dashed out to her-but ten years along the spaceways teaches a man prudence. Gallantry can be foolhardy sometimes, particularly along the waterfront, where any of a score of things might be in close pursuit. At the thought of what some of those things might be the hair prickled faintly along his neck.
Darkness surrounded those who were sinning, but a light shined on all who received. Those who were once in the shadow of darkness came to the light, ...
Author: Gerald Bergeron
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Designed to touch your heart and draw you closer to a relationship with the Creator, the poems in this collection are filled with praise and thoughts about faith. For more than twenty years, author Gerald Bergeron has been writing these poems to demonstrate God's love for you. A Touch of Heaven includes inspiration from many areas such as salvation, judgment, and faith; it draws a picture of what it is like to be close to our Savior and yet so far from a loving relationship with Him. Take a journey through the stories in the Bible. Hear the heart of a Father for His Son who will give His all to save what He holds so dear. Feel the joy as one is brought from betrayal to forgiveness. See the vision of a leper being touched and healed, and feel the power and awe as He speaks to the storm. Stand on the shores of heaven in a place the Bible speaks about. Inspirational and joyful, A Touch of Heaven encourages you to come to know the Savior and to be filled with His love in this poetic adventure.
The darkness didn't obey his commands. He screamed for it, but it deserted him. A pinpoint of light beckoned through the dark despair around him and ripped ...
Author: Aidy Award
Publisher: Coffee Break Publishing
Save the Geek Girl, Save the World Kady Ayininkizi, your anything but average curvy geek girl, has isolated herself in her brand new tiny house in the mountains because she's tired of being bullied by the alphaholes of the world. The spaceship that crashes in her backyard brings the first alien she's ever encountered, make that the sexiest alien, ever. When he insists she help him get to some weird place called Magic, New Mexico, she is determined to outwit the men in black, in spite of the growing attraction that she knows will never come to fruition. Black Barrett can't lead his elite team of shape-shifting Star Rangers on their mission to stop the scourge that is the spectral soul stealers if he can't get to Magic, New Mexico. His best bet is the luscious witch who doesn't seem to know how to use her powers but has earth's lawmen running in circles with her sexy-as-hell smarts. But, when her powers surface and bring the spectrals down around them in force, he must choose. Save his one true love that the Fates have brought him, or save the world. Another bewitching story from Magic, New Mexico~
Cassie's working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can't diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she ...well, whenever.
Author: Yelena Casale
Cassie's working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can't diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she ...well, whenever. So, when a mysterious stranger walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it's-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when the stranger's predictions start to come true, she discovers a world that could shake up her humdrum existence