The Bitter Seed of Magic

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Author: Suzanne McLeod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101553693

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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For once, Genny's life seems quiet. Her sexy boss isn't pushing for a decision on their relationship, and the witches have declared that she is no longer a threat. But when a teenaged faeling is fished out of the River Thames and another disappears, Genny finds herself in a race to stop a curse from taking its next victim.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

(unhuman I) Cotswold Comedy Crime Fantasy

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Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 0957635168

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.' (Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life) Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room. Contending with a wave of murder, suicide and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities. Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when a stressed Hobbes's concealed nature reveals itself in an orgy of bone-crunching. Yet, coming through unscathed, Andy develops respect and admiration for his host, even when he uses weird, occasionally brutal, methods to begin unravelling the mystery, which would appear to link The Order of the Dragon and Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula, to the crime wave. When Hobbes goes missing, Andy, with the dubious assistance of Dregs, Hobbes's big, bad dog, and armed with a leg of lamb, searches for him. Will he triumph over crazed blood lust and human sacrifice? Can Andy with Hobbes's friends, a binge-drinking dwarf and a troll who looks uncannily human, save the day? And can Andy catch vampirism from false teeth? 'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry' This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards. Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually. From Reviews: ‘It was fun and entertaining’ ( books reviews forevermore) Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012

Fat Vampire

A Never Coming of Age Story

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Author: Adam Rex

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061920924

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it’s just not the same. Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it’s not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . . Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.

House of Royals

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Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: Keary Taylor Book, INC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood. Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes. Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House. In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Real Frank Zappa Book

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Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

Touched - The Caress of Fate

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Author: Elisa S. Amore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998538181

Category:

Page: 394

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When Gemma's eyes first meet the dark, piercing gaze of Evan James, an ominous shadow creeps into her life, ultimately leading her to face her destiny. She doesn't realize Evan is one of Death's soldiers and that Death is summoning her. Her time is up: Gemma must die . . . and Evan has been sent to kill her.Can love rebel against fate?

Written In Red

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Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615052

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

The White Tower

Book 1)

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Author: Michael Wisehart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998150529

Category:

Page: N.A

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ALDOR: A land purged of magic . . . or so they believed.For a thousand years magic has been outlawed and its wielders rounded up and taken to the White Tower. But now magic is on the rise. Those that seek to exploit it as well as those who seek to defend it will be forced to stand and fight.At sixteen, TY knows that he is different. The arrival of the Black Watch in Easthaven precipitates a secret that threatens not only his life, but the lives of everyone around him. LYESSA, fierce daughter and only heir of Overlord Barl, revels in riling Ty at every turn. She has a secret of her own. Their elusive attraction will either prove the means of their salvation or the end of everything they hold dear?VALTOR, Arch Chancellor of the White Tower and advisor to the High Prince, will stop at nothing to ensure his victory in what he believes will be an epic battle between those with magic and those without. No wielder, witch, or wizard will stand in his way.No prisoner has ever escaped the White Tower. FERRIN is determined to be the first. The long awaited capture of the famous weapon-smith who earned a commission from the High King has left the Tower in a state of eager anticipation. Despite being tortured at the hands of a sadistic inquisitor, Ferrin is no closer to breaking, and seems destined for the Chamber of Purging if he continues to withhold his help in creating magic-infused weapons for the Tower's growing army.As Guardian Protector to the High King, AYRION is no stranger to battle. The former Upakan street rat gathers all his prowess as a neighboring kingdom threatens war. Amidst treachery from within and the reappearance of dark mythical creatures, Ayrion has no choice but to unleash his twin blades in defense of his king, or die trying.KIRA, the ruthless clan leader known as Red is determined to claw her way to the top of the notorious Warren Underground.

The Elevator Kiss

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Author: Amina Thula

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911115236

Category: Cape Town (South Africa)

Page: 198

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The Eagle Key

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Author: Amy K Kuivalainen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994582515

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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What would you do with a key that could open anything? After a hasty wish on the Evening Star, pensioner Martha Brown finds a key with the power to open the heart of all that it touches. When the Eagle Key opens a door to Faerie Martha is spurred to action. Angry at growing old, Martha travels into Faerie determined to find an adventure.

The Kinky Path

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Author: Sean M. Campbell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536919776

Category:

Page: 462

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Victor and Julie met young. They seemed to have a perfect marriage. However, Julie carried a secret desire deep in her heart. That fantasy burned in her, until she had to give in. She went to The Kinky Mistress, to get her fantasy made into a reality. Victor received an email and attached to it was a video of Julie's fantasy. His shock sent him into a tailspin of thoughts. He had his own fantasies, but had never thought he could fulfill them with Julie. He could not bring himself to put her through what he wanted. In anger and pain, he was confused. Then he saw a light at the end of that dark tunnel. However the trip to that light was not a straight path. Victor loved Julie as deeply as it is possible for a man to love. She had now done the one thing that could injure their love. She had sought sexual contact outside of their marriage. Could Victor bring himself to forgive her, and walk with her, down The Kinky Path?

The Reaper's Raven

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Author: Kelsie Harman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990627449

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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As a human in a world now crawling with cryptids, the mystical creatures of the universe, Finn has a hard time relating to her influential father, Antony, who has left out one very important detail: Finn is a genie. Barely aware of her new cryptid status, she plans to use the lost lamp as a means of escape, and to reunite with her mother. When the Grim Reaper saves her life and reveals the more unsavory conditions of being bound to the lamp, Finn begins to question the freedom she's after, and his eagerness does nothing to assuage Finn's conscience. Not to mention that, ever since she died, she's been seeing people's deaths-before they happen. In a world where tension between the humans and cryptids is rapidly mounting, Finn begins to realize her own influence not just as a genie, but as the Reaper's Raven.

Death on the Installment Plan

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Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223604

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."

The Sacred Texts

The Book of Azrael

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Author: Kharlo

Publisher: Kharlo

ISBN: 1482384973

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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The Sacred Texts, a set of books created by the archangels of Heaven, have been kept locked away by the Creator since the early times of human history: the Book of Water crafted by Gabriel/Gabrielle, the Book of Fire forged by Michael, the Book of Earth made by Uriel, and the Book of Language created by Azrael. It is said that the last of those books, the one created by the very hands of Death Himself, is one of two keys to deciphering the language of the angels and with it the ability to control God and all in known existence. For the past two hundred years, the Fallen Angel Lucifer has waited for the proper moment to strike, the proper moment to invade Avalon and take control of the Book of Azrael in hopes of defeating the Creator once and for all. Aware of the imminent danger, Azrael tasks a single magic wielding mortal with entering Hell itself and destroying his Sacred Text. After becoming weakened in his determination to complete the task given to him by the Archangel of Death, Raven the Archmage finds that he must pass on the responsibilities of destroying The Book of Azrael to his insecure and often difficult apprentice, Jaguar. Follow Jaguar's arduous journey alongside his best friend Lion, and a mysterious earth wielding mage and his werewolf sister, as they travel through the halls of Perdition in hopes of keeping evil from gaining victory and throwing off the balance of all of Creation.The Sacred Text Series is a coming of age story that seamlessly weaves many ancient archetypes into a cohesive whole. Enter a world where vampires, angels, demons, werewolves, magic, and human myths from a myriad of cultures collide.

When the Jaguar Sleeps

A Jungle Adventure

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Author: J. A. Kalis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519654120

Category:

Page: 294

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A plane crash in the Amazon jungle... A hidden Inca treasure... Ruthless grave robbers... Head Hunter natives... This fast-paced, non-stop action adventure thriller takes you on a fabulous journey to exotic places. 'This is a gripping read. The plot is unpredictable, tense and kept me on the edge of my seat.' 'An excellent adventure story with a great plot that pulls the reader into the story. The writer makes us feel like we are with the characters in the Amazon on their adventure.' Ecuador. What was supposed to be a dream holiday turned into a nightmare for a group of foreign tourists when their plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest. Having waited in vain for a couple of days for help to arrive, the survivors of the crash decided to set off on a daring journey determined to get out of the jungle alive. But while pushing on, unaware, they entered a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders. A territory where probably the fabulous treasures destined for the last Inca emperor Atahualpa's ransom, had been hidden. As it soon turned out their nightmare was just beginning. Will they ever get out of the jungle alive?

The Terror

A Novel

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Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316003889

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages

Light as a Feather

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Author: Zoe Aarsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534444041

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Look out for the Hulu original series—starring Peyton List, Brent Rivera, Liana Liberato, Ajiona Alexus, and Dylan Sprayberry—premiering October 12, 2018! Riverdale meets Final Destination in this fast-paced and deliciously creepy novel about an innocent game that turns deadly at a high school sleepover. It was supposed to be a game… Junior year is shaping up to be the best of McKenna Brady’s life. After a transformative summer, McKenna is welcomed into the elite group of popular girls at Weeping Willow High, led by the gorgeous Olivia Richmond. For the first time in a long time, things are looking up. But everything changes the night of Olivia’s Sweet Sixteen sleepover. Violet, the mysterious new girl in town, suggests the girls play a game during which Violet makes up elaborate, creepily specific stories about the violent ways the friends will die. Though it unsettles McKenna, it all seems harmless at the time. Until a week later, when Olivia dies…exactly as Violet predicted. As Violet rises to popularity and steps into the life Olivia left unfinished, McKenna becomes convinced Olivia’s death wasn’t just a coincidence, especially when a ghost haunting her bedroom keeps leaving clues that point to Violet. With the help of her cute neighbor, Trey, McKenna pledges to get to the bottom of Violet’s secrets and true intentions before it’s too late. Because it’s only a matter of time before more lives are lost.