Crimes Against Magic (The Hellequin Chronicles)
By Steve McHugh
Book 1 within the Hellequin Chronicles.
How do you retain the folk you care approximately secure from enemies you can’t remember?
Ten years in the past, Nate Garrett aroused from sleep on a chilly warehouse ground with out reminiscence of his past—a gun, a sword, and a section of paper along with his identify on it the single clues to his identification. considering that then, he’s found he’s a strong sorcerer and has used his magical skills to turn into a winning thief for rent.
But those that stole his stories aren’t performed with him but: after they reason a role to head undesirable and threaten a sixteen-year-old woman, Nate swears to guard her. together with his enemies ultimate in and everybody he cares approximately now a goal for his or her wrath, he needs to choose from the cozy lifestyles he’s outfitted for himself and his elusive prior.
As the barrier retaining his thoughts captive starts to fall apart, Nate strikes among modern day London and fifteenth-century France, compelled to confront his forgotten lifestyles within the wish of forestalling an enemy he can’t remember.
By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson
Even dying couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.
In 1838, William and Tamara rapid inherit a startling legacy from their loss of life grandfather, remodeling them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the stunned, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit targeted allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. struggling with along them are the famous–even infamous–Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.
When unusual and hideous creatures look within the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to release an epic conflict which can rage all of the method to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is operating out as William and Tamara needs to examine even if their associates will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.
From Amber Benson, recognized for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award—winning writer of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood highway, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. in accordance with the destroy BBC internet sequence that took England via hurricane, Ghosts of Albion is a horror experience laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.
By Lara Adrian
Because the slayings of his younger brothers through Rogue vampires in London centuries in the past, Breed warrior Gideon has pledged his existence and his sword to the challenge of destroying these of his style misplaced to Bloodlust. yet that vow is confirmed while he meets Savannah Dupree, a stunning university pupil who reveals herself within the crossfire of Gideon's struggle with a hidden, lethal enemy.
(This 40,000-word novella, a prequel to the middle of the night Breed sequence, is usually present in The nighttime Breed sequence better half, to be had now in booklet and alternate paperback.)
By Scott Westerfeld
A mysterious epidemic holds the town in its thrall and the chaos is contagious?black oil spews from hearth hydrants, rats have taken over brooklyn, and each day, extra humans disappear. yet all that issues to pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band. they forget about the insanity round them and subscribe to forces with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured brain can glimpse the arrival darkness. will their song stave off the top of the area . . . or summon it?
set opposed to the gritty apocalypse that all started in Peeps, The final Days is set 5 youngsters who locate themselves developing the soundtrack for the top of the world.
By Seanan McGuire
New York Times-bestselling October Daye sequence • Hugo Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal sequence list!" —Felicia Day
the area of Faerie by no means disappeared; it only went into hiding, carrying on with to exist parallel to our personal. Secrecy is the major to Faerie's survival—but no mystery should be saved eternally, and while the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born.
Outsiders from delivery, those half-human, half-fae young ones spend their lives battling for the glory in their immortal relatives. Or, with regards to October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it thoroughly. once you have burned by means of either side of her historical past, Toby has denied the fae global, backing out right into a “normal” existence. regrettably for her, Faerie has different ideas...
The homicide of Countess night Winterrose, one of many mystery regents of the San Francisco Bay quarter, pulls Toby again into the fae global. not able to withstand Evening’s demise curse, Toby needs to resume her former place as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and start renewing outdated alliances that can turn out her simply desire of fixing the mystery...before the curse catches up together with her.
By Ilona Andrews
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic long gone improper, Kate Daniels is familiar with how waves of paranormal power ebb and stream throughout Atlanta like a tide. yet as soon as each seven years, a flare comes, a time whilst magic runs rampant. while Kate units out to retrieve a collection of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary extended family of form shifters, she quick realizes even more is at stake. The stolen maps are just the hole gambit in an epic tug of battle among gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate cannot cease the cataclysmic showdown, the town won't continue to exist.
By Juliet Dark
I gasped, or attempted to. My mouth opened, yet I couldn't draw breath. His lips, pearly rainy, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs extended underneath his weight. while I exhaled he sucked my breath in and his weight became from chilly marble into hot dwelling flesh.
in view that accepting a educating place at distant Fairwick collage in upstate long island, Callie McFay has skilled an identical disturbingly sensual dream each evening: A mist enters her bed room, then takes the form of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her within the such a lot toe-curling, entirely pleasant methods attainable. maybe those goals are the results of her having written the bestselling publication The intercourse Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie's lifelong ardour is the intersection of lurid fairy stories and Gothic literature-which is why she's discovered herself at Fairwick's popular folklore division, dwelling in a once-stately Victorian apartment that, firstly sight, looked as if it would name her name.
yet Callie quickly realizes that her goals are alarmingly actual. She has a demon lover-an incubus-and he'll seduce her, excitement her, and finally suck the very existence from her. Then Callie makes one other startling discovery: Her incubus isn't the merely legendary creature in Fairwick. because the tenured witches of the school and the resident fairies within the surrounding woods arrange to forged out the demon, Callie needs to accomplish whatever infinitely extra difficult-banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.
"Vivid and enthralling . . . Dark's letter-perfect gothic kind is a pleasing tribute to past gothic novels, and the mystical parts, together with incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance."-Booklist (Top 10 SF/Fantasy)
"[Juliet] darkish develops a posh, designated international the place magic, cause, and gothic literature enjoyably intersect."-Publishers Weekly
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Patricia Briggs
A choice of brief tales that includes Mercy Thompson, “one of the easiest heroines within the city myth style at the present time” (Fiction Vixen ebook Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…
Includes the recent stories…
“Roses in Winter”
…and reader favorites
“Alpha and Omega”
“The celebrity of David”
“In purple, with Pearls”
By Daniel José Older
FIRST IN a new city fable SERIES
“Because I’m an inbetweener—and the single one a person understands of at that—the useless flip to me whilst whatever is askew among them and the dwelling. frequently, it’s whatever mundane like a suicide long past mistaken or anyone revived that shouldn’ta been.”
Carlos Delacruz is likely one of the manhattan Council of the Dead’s most unique agents—an inbetweener, in part resurrected from a demise he slightly recollects agony, after a existence that’s lacking from his reminiscence. He thinks he's one among a kind—until he encounters different entities jogging the advantageous line among lifestyles and demise.
One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He’s summoned a horde of implike ngks able to doing away with spirits, and they’re spreading throughout the urban like a scourge. They’ve already taken out a few of NYCOD’s most interesting, leaving Carlos wanting to cease their grasp prior to he opens up the entrada to the Underworld—which could damage the stability among the residing and the dead.
But in uncovering this man’s id, Carlos confronts the reality of his personal life—and death.…
By Cate Tiernan
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad automobile coincidence, she is pressured to go away the single domestic she’s ever identified to stay with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as unimaginable because the second she comes head to head with the very unlikely— an analogous dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a kin of witches, that she possesses fantastic powers, and that she, in addition to Clio, has a key position in Balefire, the coven she used to be born into. Fiery Clio is lower than extremely joyful to need to proportion the highlight, however the twins needs to learn how to mix their powers for you to entire a ceremony that may rework their lives and the coven without end.