14 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 24th, 2014

November 24, 2014 Uncategorized 0


Convergence (The Aliomenti Saga – Book 7) by Alex Albrinck.

Hostility has formed over the centuries. It’s grown with each Hunt, each capture, each death. It’s been magnified at each effort to thwart global dominion over those unable to defend against the advance of a ruthless tyrant who won’t rest until the entire world is full of those who exist solely to do his will.

Circumstances have prevented outright warfare.

Until now.

 


Murder at the Kinnen Hotel: A Powder Mage Novella by Brian McClellan.

Special Detective Constable Adamat may be the most capable young investigator in all of Adopest. He’s sharp, thoughtful, and his particular sorcery gives him a flawless memory. A transfer to the First Precinct seems like the perfect opportunity to showcase his abilities and advance his career.

But things work differently in the First Precinct. The murder of a businessman’s mistress quickly pulls Adamat into an unexpected world of conspiracy and politics where he’s forced to use all his wits to stay one step ahead of unseen enemies and keep his friends—and himself—from the guillotine.

 


Winter Wolf (Witch & Wolf Book 2) by RJ Blain.

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted.

Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls.

But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…

 


Man With The Iron Heart (The Donner Grimm Adventures Book 1) by Mat Nastos.

In May of 1942, Scottish soldier, Ian MacAndrew, parachutes into the heart of Nazi-occupied Prague on a mission whose success could alter the course of World War 2 itself. MacAndrew and his men are set to kill Reinhart Heydrich, the man best known as “The Butcher of Prague.” When things go from bad to worse, the veteran soldier finds himself thrust into a battle of myth and legend itself. With the marble-skinned warrior, Donner Grimm at his side, MacAndrew must face off against necromancers, Nazi berserkers, and the power of the demons known as the Jotnar, all vying to bring about Ragnarok and the end of humanity.

 


Falling from the Light (The Night Runner Series Book 3) by Regan Summers.

All Sydney Kildare wants is a minute in the slow lane, some time to decide where she’s going with her vampire lover, Malcolm Kelly. But after sitting out the last battle, the powerful Master Bronson is giving orders again, and he isn’t above blackmailing his former courier to get what he wants.

With Mal sent to track a vicious killer, Syd is forced to infiltrate a pharmaceutical company responsible for a drug that turns vampires into real monsters. She’s unprepared and alone, but fiercely determined. If her investigation doesn’t satisfy the Master, Malcolm will pay the price. A wrong turn throws her into the middle of a vampire power play. Caught between twisting forces, with their freedom at stake, she’ll have to decide what’s more important: love, power or revenge. But choosing what feels right might turn out all wrong.

 


Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland Edited by Kacey Vanderkarr and Martha J Allard.

Thirteen stories from Out of the Green that venture into the twisted world of Fairy.

A Wall of Wings and Sorrow – A fairy caught by an avid collector seems doomed to add her wings to his gruesome wall if she can’t outwit him.

Rabbit, Rabbit – A hunter at the apex of his ability answers an ad hoping for a challenge befitting his skills.

Fill – Collecting emotions in payment for his freedom is easy enough, but the cost falling in love proves to be too high.

The Youngest Prince – Lyle’s plan to return to the Light Kingdom will end darker than he imagines.

Pixielated – A young woman approaches nerdy Evan for his help, and in exchange, takes him on the night of his life.

Tam Lin’s Documentation – Norris Griggs buried his childhood fears long ago, but didn’t know until later that he needed something else that went into the grave: the magic of wonder.

Grandfather Carp’s Dream – Jack is a student of botany. He doesn’t believe in fairies until he is face to face with one.

The Marriage of Dorian the Shepherd – A shepherd discovers that playing it safe with dryads is riskier than letting life happen.

Wish – Ali’s wish to sing like a bird is heard by two fairies, they grant it in an unusual way with nearly disastrous consequences.

See You at 7 – One good deed will lead to a reward that Lance doesn’t foresee.

The Steed of the Fey – Not all who cross over into the Celtic Twilight proclaim their presence.

Wild is the Wind – Nev will do anything necessary to resist the call of his home and stay with Lucas in this world.

Pixie Sticks – An exhausted new mother is rescued by a pixie, not realizing there will be a price.

 


Apprentice of the Rain by Foster Haskell.

Lowly art student Madeline Drake was dreading the day she’d have to hunt for a job, when an enigmatic man in a black trench coat invaded her dreams and introduced her to a world of Sorcerers.

What if it wasn’t just a dream?

What if the black Wizard was more than just the illusory conjuration of an overactive imagination? What if the spell he taught her actually works? Suddenly, all her apprehensions of making it in the art world faded into inconsequentiality. The Earth was no more than the broom closet at the Louvre. Her attentions shifted to finding her place among the wielders of the arcane arts and solving a beguiling riddle fraught with secrets no one should know.

 


Santa Hunk by Kirsten Mortensen.

First of all: forget everything you ever heard about him being a fat old guy who’s never seen a razor.

I mean, think about it. Santa’s an immortal. He’s immortal. A god, basically. And I’m telling you, he looks like a god.

The guy is gorgeous.

Those things you’ve seen about the goofy red suit and the big jiggly belly? Most of it comes from a poem a guy wrote for his kids. “’Twas the night before Christmas.” You know the poem I mean. And it’s a nice poem. It’s a timeless classic.

But the guy who wrote that poem? He’d never seen Santa.

He made it all up.

Me? I have seen Santa.

Don’t get me wrong, though. I saw him — but I’m not the one who found him.

Clare found him.

She found him—then she nearly lost him again…

 


The Therions by Esme Autumns.

Jake thinks he’s just an ordinary schoolboy. Scraping a pass on his tests while doing the least amount of work, attracting admiring glances from girls, hanging with mates, and scoring goals for the soccer team: just ordinary things.

But Jake is far from normal. And his family? His sister is missing, his father changed, and his brother dead… or so Jake thinks; the truth is far more shocking.

When his school friends start to disappear, and with petite Vicky Harris the only person he can trust as his world collapses around him, it’s time for Jake to learn the truth.

The Therions are out there.

And they’re almost ready to reap their human harvest.

 


Vampires: Don’t You Just Hate Them? by Danny Estes.

Jonathan always knew he was different. How could he not be with a werewolf father and half were mother? But he didn’t know how different until he met the beautiful and mysterious Jasmine who introduced him to her Pack. In this world where the females were dominant and the males submissive, Jonathan didn’t quite fit in with his desire to protect his mate and his unusual aggression—very unlike the other male weres.

When Jasmine starts working for a group of odoriferous vampires, Jonathan can no longer hold back his nature, and the results are explosive. As he suspects, the vampires’ intentions are as foul as their stench, but his efforts to save his mate are thwarted, and his quest to destroy the vampire colony leads him to discover dark secrets about himself.

 


Ghosts of Winter (Echoes of the Past Book 2) by H.B. Lyne.

Deep within the city of Caerton, shape shifters hide in the guise of humans, secretly fighting to protect them from the unimaginable demons that threaten their world.

Caerton’s newest shifter, Stalker, faces an uncertain future; as her pack struggles to cope with their devastating loss, dark forces begin to mass in the shadows. Tensions with the Witches continue to threaten the north, while the young shifters desperately strive to determine which of the city’s elders they can trust.

As an ancient and deadly evil emerges from beneath the city, Stalker and her new pack face a frantic race against the changing face of the moon. Can their demonic enemy be defeated? Heroes will rise in this, the second thrilling instalment of the Echoes of the Past series, where creatures from our darkest nightmares stalk our world…

 


The Key (Eternal Battle Book 1) by Andrea M. Mouser.

Poor little RJ has been used and abused by everyone. She hasn’t been wanted, needed or cared for since her dad died several years ago.

One day after a tragic encounter, She follows a bird, she believes to be her father reincarnated, farther into the cave. As she goes deeper and deeper into the earth she sees a light. She heads towards it. But falls down a cave shaft. She is thrown into a white room.

God has a mission for her. She is to collect orbs all around the world in order to close the door to Hell. One by one they will be absorbed into her body, completing the Key.

She is given a companion to protect her. If she doesn’t get these orbs in time the devil will be released. He wishes to destroy humanity in order to create his own demonic race. She doesn’t know if the people deserve to live after how they treated her.

Angel knew that by taking this job that she would be united with her soulmate. And it would mean she would not be able to be reincarnated with her in the future. Angel keeps the secret of their fate from RJ because she wants her to be happy for once in her life.

 


Shadow King: Book 2 of the Discovering Ren series by Jennifer Eifrig.

Max Ambrosine never asked to be Osiris, lord of the underworld. Torn between love and duty, he must forsake either his wife and son, or a realm of broken souls in pain. When an assassin begins murdering magicals, Max is called out of hiding and into a fight to save both the world of the living and his kingdom of shadow.

 


Taken With A Grain Of Salt by Aaron Galvin.

Anyone can be taken – a simple truth for Salt folk, a stark reality for innocent teens Garrett Weaver and Kellen Winstel. Kidnapped by Selkie slave catchers and dragged into the realm beneath the waves, both teens must adapt to their new surroundings if they hope to see the shore again.

Yet even if they escape their captors, both will need to embrace their fears. For darker things than Selkies lurk in the Salted depths and not all of them have pure intentions for the innocent ones brought down into their watery world.

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