The Prince of Midnight was a highwayman, an outlaw, a renegade: challenge
and discord and defiance; all that Master Jamie said was the wellspring of
corruption. Master Jamie began to pray aloud, and the words chilled her. “The
Lord God ...
Author: Laura Kinsale
Publisher: Open Road Media
A lady desiring vengeance seeks a highwayman’s help in this tale by an author whose novels are “the gold standard in historical romance” (Lisa Kleypas). Lady Leigh Strachan’s father governed the town of Felchester—until a religious zealot murdered her family and turned the village into hell on Earth. Now, there is room in her heart for only one thing: revenge. Leigh plans to kill her father’s murderer once she learns to aim a pistol, slash a sword, and ride a horse. She seeks out the Prince of Midnight, a legendary highwayman exiled to France, as her choice of tutors. But the man she finds in a crumbling French castle is no hero. Half deaf and suffering from vertigo, S. T. Maitland can scarcely walk, much less wield a sword atop a dancing stallion. Yet for reasons she can’t explain, she remains with him, steeling her heart against the sight of his gold-streaked hair, green eyes, and brows adorned with a devilish curl at the arch . . . Women mean nothing but trouble to the highwayman, so he wishes Leigh were less alluring. Alas, she is beautiful, with a piercing gaze and a determined spirit. Despite his broken balance, the loss of his horse, and the price on his head, he vows to return to England with her. He cannot resist the challenge—or the chance to sacrifice everything for love . . . The New York Times–bestselling author of Flowers from the Storm and Shadowheart, Laura Kinsale writes an “unfailingly brilliant and beautiful” romance (Julia Quinn).
On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King...and a girl like no other. Don't miss this fairy tale thriller by the world-wide bestselling author Susan EE.
Author: Susan Ee
An orphan girl. A dark and twisted kingdom. An ongoing shadow war resulting in enslaved fairies. This is the world of Cinder. A world where a girl like her can be sold to be human prey for a ritualistic hunt. But on this night, even the predators might have something to fear. On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King...and a girl like no other. Don't miss this fairy tale thriller by the world-wide bestselling author Susan EE.
Let me tell you a secret--Dracula had a brother. This is true. They called him Radu the Handsome, but his beauty was deceiving, and it hid a deadly secret.
Author: Ana Calin
Let me tell you a secret--Dracula had a brother. This is true. They called him Radu the Handsome, but his beauty was deceiving, and it hid a deadly secret...With high ambitions as a journalist, Juliet Jochs travels to the Carpathians to investigate a mysterious and unnaturally beautiful prince. She suspects that he's a dangerous man, and that this mission may cost her life. But, as the prince's masks begin to peel off, she fears she may lose her sanity.Prince Radek's dark powers suck Juliet into a whirl of hypnotic desire--no woman has ever resisted his lures. But something is different about her, special, and he's growing dangerously addicted to her. She must keep her head above the water if she is to save herself, run away and not look back before he consumes her completely. But can she resist opening the last door to his most terrible secret?
Our story begins the same as any ill-fated romance. Two households, two families, two species that should never be together.These are the recipe for tragic, beautiful love, fated to end in flames. She is my doom. She is my destiny.
Author: Kim Loraine
Our story begins the same as any ill-fated romance. Two households, two families, two species that should never be together.These are the recipe for tragic, beautiful love, fated to end in flames. She is my doom. She is my destiny. Unavoidable, impossible to deny, and painful to ignore. They call me Bastard Prince, a half-breed unworthy of a true title. But I still have to follow the rules. Serve the Blackthorne vampire bloodline.A shifter and a vampire are forbidden to be together. The law declares it so. But Briar is mine, and I'll fight family and constitution to the death in order to keep her. Midnight Prince is the first of an all new series in the Blackthorne Vampires world. It contains a CLIFFHANGER and CAN BE READ without reading The Blood Trilogy, but it's recommended to read all three previous books (Blood Captive, Blood Traitor, Blood Heir) to avoid any minor spoilers.
“Wait,” Yellowlegs said. Celaena kept walking. “The prince gave me four coins.”
She paused and looked over her shoulder at the crone. A cold, clawed hand
gripped her heart. Yellowlegs smiled at her. “He had such interesting questions,
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut THRONE OF GLASS. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all ... And trying to may just destroy her.
Cree smirked with pleasure, “The blood of a blue dragon, an Elvin prince, fired
with the blue flame of another; that is what has deflected your fire, and pierced
your dragon scales so to think that it is an ordinary wound, you may have to think
Author: Karen Rivello
The elves of Waters Edge have set upon the world of men to find Legna and make him pay for the treason against his own kin; though they are not the only ones to have breached the pools into the human world. As more prophecies come to light, there are also more surprises as the small Elvin party A'lior is leading align themselves with the humans. It is the only way to win against King Errin who now possesses the black stone of Dalbhach; and as is the stone's nature, the human king has also fallen to its call in the form of a green dragon. When the battles converge on both worlds, the chosen one is finally revealed atop the thousand steps and it's not what the elves expected. The One with blood still pure is the only one who can wield the blood-sword of a blue dragon forged by the blue flame. How had the Elvin child been hidden for so long? And who are the other elves that have lived among men that now come to their rescue? Death waits for many...and yet Death itself will fail."
A'lior had felled many Nel'laf already but was still surrounded by others, all who
would relish the thought of killing the prince, but that wouldn't happen today.
When all seemed lost with the prince succumbing to the onslaught of Nel'laf that ...
Author: Karen Rivello
The Elvin warriors had traveled the cursed land of Midnight many times before, but never with two inexperienced girls to hinder their journey. Now they must escort April and Rebecca through the dark realm with hopes of making it to Waters Edge before the Elvin lord of this world, and his army, discover them. However, Legna has sensed the presence of the 'Chosen One' and is desperately trying to find her before she can escape, for he envisions himself as the prince to fulfill the prophecy with her. More of the prophecy will be revealed though as they encounter the 'Specter', and Death makes a demanding request of the 'Chosen One' before she can leave the forsaken valley. With war the only possible outcome for the Elvin world, they now also have to battle the world of men, but the human king will meet them with an unexpected power that could alter the outcome of both worlds. Can the Chosen One fulfill the prophecy before it's too late?
"The stories the prince's guards have told ..." He shivered, hands convulsing
against my body. I pushed away enough to see their faces. “I thought the guards
were too terrified of Cel to tattle on him.” Doyle pulled me in against them again,
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home–because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed and violence for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread the most. Enemies watch my every move. My cousin Cel strives to have me killed even now from his prison cell. But not all the assassination attempts are his. Some Unseelie nobles have waited centuries for my aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, to become weak enough that she might be toppled from her throne. Enemies unforeseen move against us–enemies who would murder the least among us. The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history. I need my allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead me into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen’s new captain of her guard. Our passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await me–and danger, as well, for some at that court seek only death. I will find new joys with the butterfly-winged demi-fey. My guards and I will show all of faerie that violence and sex are as popular among the sidhe as they are among the lesser fey of our court. The Darkness will weep, and Frost will comfort him. The gentlest of my guards will find new strength and break my heart. Passions undreamed of await us–and my enemies gather, for the future of both courts of faerie begins to unravel.
... Prince of Wales. It was you, Davies! In a fit of mad jealousy!” “Fine,” Davies said
, clacking back toward the door. “I'm going back to my flat to have a smoke and
another cry. And maybe I'll think about what to do with my worthless excuse for a
Author: Simone St. James
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it... From the Trade Paperback edition.
“Party's not over,” Oliver protested blearily. “It is for you, chum.” Reece helped
Heath guide Oliver back the way he'd come. Oliver's good looks and likeable
demeanor gave him entrée to the fringes of a world he craved 12 Midnight Prince
Author: Dani Sinclair
Kelly O'Donnell was anything but a damsel in distress. But after her father's murder, she found herself struggling to save the family business. Of course she wanted answers. But first she needed a champion, someone wealthy and experienced enough to help her succeed. What she got was pure intrigue. Reece Maddox was not about to jeopardize his cover as a special agent—or his mission to catch the killer. So the notorious bad boy disguised himself as James Prince, Kelly's rich, sexy—and mysteriously unseen—partner. A fl awless plan, until he found himself falling in love with the very woman he'd pledged to protect.
Gawyn could have been First Prince of the Sword – should have been First Prince of the Sword – leader of Andor's armies and protector of the Queen. He
was son to Morgase Trakand, one of the most influential and powerful rulers
Andor had ...
Author: Robert Jordan
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The thirteenth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to spill out of the Blight. Perrin Aybara is haunted by spectres from his past. To prevail, he must find a way to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it for ever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. The end draws near. It's time to roll the dice. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
A small smile curved over the dragons face as he sat perched atop the highest
mountain in Midnight, waiting for the tides to turn as the Nel'laf traveled back to
the human world looking for three female elves. * After A'lior's small band of ...
Phoenix rose and hopped down to stand with the raven man and the Prince. “I
cannot stay here.” She looked between them. They glanced at each other and
back to her; no one spoke. “Dyseris. Go and find me some armour as befits my
Author: Ethan Kincaid
The White Asp, a sorcerer of great power, threatens all life on Silan. Damon, a boy yet untested on the field of battle must stop him. Phoenix, a princess fleeing the sorcerer's genocidal campaign, must find a way to help him. One problem: Phoenix and Damon are literally worlds apart.
“The Prince himself laid the cornerstone for it. It's not . . . not a place for ladies,
miss, if you don't mind my saying so.” I let out a big puff of air. “There aren't
women there, then?” He shook his head. “No, ma'am, it's a home just for men.
India men ...
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands. Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her...and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca's name, but her home and incomes. That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father's investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives—does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, will she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”? A captivating Gothic love story set against a backdrop of intrigue and danger, Mist of Midnight will leave you breathless.
Such speeches had a great effect , for the name of prince is associated with ideas
of loyalty ; and the people of Martinique came to think it their duty to be loyal to
the Duke of Modena , since that potentate happened , by whatever extraordinary
“The news I come with is this: The prince has returned to the court.” “Prince
Pascal? I have not seen him since he was a small boy,” my stepmother said. “
Surely you have seen the prince, Niccolo.” Anastasia said, her voice eager. “Tell
us what ...
Author: Cameron Dokey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"ONCE UPON A TIME" IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal. The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives. When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny -- a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.
'Come herethis minute ... what on earth are you doing cavorting outon the lake
with that prince? Your little turnip ofa betrothed is wandering around looking like
a dog who'slost his bone and that, asmuch as anything, has convinced them all ...
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince, and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman - a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfil his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her, and knows, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after - unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People