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Carnival - Decatur

Carnival | Volume One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Carnival: Volume One 

In a world of lights, music, fanfare and fun, there’s not a lot left to the mundane, and nothing can be truer for four special boys whose lives intertwine in a most unusual, unexpected way. They all have secrets and supernatural powers that set them apart from the average small town high-schooler.

Jessie’s world revolves around his family’s traveling carnival. Tate’s busy being the good son to Decatur, Alabama’s first black mayor. Rand knows everyone’s secrets. And Donny wants a family. When sexuality and special abilities become each boy’s focus, a whole new realm of possibilities opens up. With an uncertain road ahead of them, their talents to see the future, hear other people's thoughts, and manipulate wills might help them change their destined courses and find the right path.

Four boys. Each with his own cross to bear. Just trying to grow up.

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Il desiderio del genio

Serie Sollevando il Velo | Libro 2

Seguito di La via dei lupi
Serie Sollevando il Velo. Libro 2

Dieci anni fa, la Grande Rivelazione manifestò la presenza di esseri sovrannaturali che vivono sulla Terra. I residenti della città in rovina scoperta a Majlis al-Jinn sono però scomparsi da molto tempo; o così pensa il giovane archeologo Pip Butler, almeno fino a quando non libera accidentalmente un genio molto nudo chiamato Jinn.

Anche se da tempo ha una timida cotta per il suo carismatico supervisore, Val Velde, Pip fa fatica a rifiutare le continue e provocanti attenzioni di Jinn. Ha a malapena il tempo di considerare che ha un potentissimo genio e tre gloriosi desideri a portata di mano, quando spietati mercenari fanno irruzione nello scavo per appropriarsi del reperto più prezioso: la lampada di Jinn.

Così Pip, Val e Jinn devono lavorare insieme in una corsa contro il tempo per scoprire i segreti dell’antica città, liberare i loro colleghi tenuti prigionieri e tenere Jinn fuori dalle grinfie dei mercenari, il tutto mentre cercano di risolvere il loro groviglio amoroso.

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Cameron Wheeler’s life is all mapped out: he’ll finish business school, return home to Vermont, get a job, and marry his high-school girlfriend. He’s packed away what he really wants—a career as a musician—because he knows it’s never going to happen. But Cameron's well-planned life is turned upside down when he walks into a musty jewelry shop in LA and meets the mysterious Apollo, who tells him to “follow his soul, not his past.” Apollo's magical presence spurs Cameron to discover and follow his true path, in life and in love.

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Inestimable

Les Dieux | Tome 1

Les Dieux, tome 1

Des étincelles jaillissent quand Cupidon vise deux mortels à Las Vegas : Randy Jones, un homme ordinaire, en voyage d’affaires, croise le regard de Garrett Shiffler à une table de craps et le temps s’arrête alors. Rejetant tout ce en quoi il croit, Randy se lance dans une aventure torride de deux nuits avec lui, avant de paniquer en réalisant qu’il est tombé amoureux.

Le milliardaire cynique Garrett Shiffler a tout ce que l’argent peut acheter, et la plupart des hommes avec qui il sort, n’arrivent pas à voir plus loin que son portefeuille. La vie lui a appris que l’innocence et l’amour ne sont que le fruit d’une imagination collective. Mais quand Randy disparaît, emportant avec lui des sentiments que Garrett n’imaginait même pas avoir, il s’engage dans la bataille la plus importante de sa vie pour gagner son amour. Mais cette fois-ci, il se bat avec son cœur, et non son compte en banque.

Pendant ce temps, Cupidon se demande ce qui s’est passé. Ses flèches dorées ne ratent jamais leur cible habituellement, sauf quand le Destin intervient. Si Garrett veut récupérer Randy, il va devoir le faire seul, car le Destin a d’autres plans en réserve pour Cupidon.

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Körpermagie

Triade | Buch 2

Die Fortsetzung zu Magie der Gedanken
Buch 2 in der Serie - Triade

Ein Rudel ist nur so stark wie sein schwächstes Mitglied. Rocky Harris weiß, wie das System funktioniert. Er hat sein ganzes Leben am untersten Ende der Hierarchie verbracht. Doch als sein Alpha ihn damit betraut, das Sicherheitssystem des High Moon Rudels auf den neuesten Stand zu bringen, gerät Rockys Weltbild gefährlich ins Wanken.

Seit die Welpen während seines Wachdienstes entführt wurden, hat Cade Montgomerys Selbstbewusstsein arg gelitten. Er würde alles tun, um seine Familie zu beschützen, selbst wenn das bedeutet, mit Rocky zusammenzuarbeiten. Cade traut Rocky nicht, aber er weiß auch, dass die kontroverse Entscheidung des Rudelalphas, einen Magier zum Gefährten zu wählen, noch für Ärger sorgen wird.

Dann erklärt jemand den Gestaltenwandlern den Krieg und plötzlich ist das gesamte Rudel in Gefahr. Cade und Rocky werden die Stärke des anderen brauchen, wenn sie die drohende Schlacht—und ihre wachsenden Gefühle für einander—überleben wollen.

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Patto di sangue

Legami di sangue | Libro 2

Seguito di Alleanza di Sangue
Serie Legami di sangue, Libro 2

I maghi e i vampiri hanno stretto un’alleanza basata sul sangue e sulla magia, sperando di dare una svolta alla guerra contro i maghi oscuri. Alcuni legami mago/vampiro hanno lo stesso successo di quello di Alain Magnier e Orlando St. Clair, ma altri molto meno e, nonostante i fini comuni, sono fonte di discussioni, risentimenti e litigi tra alleati.

Seguendo l’esempio del suo migliore amico Alain, Thierry Dumont stringe un legame col vampiro Sebastien Noyer, nonostante si senta a disagio a essere così vicino a un vampiro – un uomo – poco tempo dopo la morte della moglie. Tuttavia, essi si rendono conto che la disperazione può essere la chiave per un’unione di successo e i due si trovano subito dediti alla sicurezza l’uno dell’altro.

Supportati dalle nuove forze, i capi dell’Alleanza ne annunciano l’esistenza al mondo intero, sperando così di raccogliere altri alleati contro i maghi oscuri, che minacciano di distruggere la vita sul pianeta. Mentre cerca di farsi strada all’interno del conflitto, l’Alleanza scopre che, nonostante i loro vantaggi, le collaborazioni mago/vampiro stanno alterando l’equilibrio dei poteri magici nel mondo, cosa, questa, che potrebbe costituire una minaccia addirittura maggiore della guerra stessa.

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Hell & High Water

2014 Award Winners
THIRDS | Book One

THIRDS: Book One

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

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Quand Joe reprend conscience dans un champ d’orge, il est nu et amnésique ; il ignore comment il s’est retrouvé là. Avant d’en comprendre davantage, il se retrouve à accomplir le plus étrange voyage initiatique de toute sa vie. Durant sa quête, Joe est accompagné d’un guide, Baker, tandis qu’un bel et mystérieux Étranger ‒ qui, pour une raison étrange, lui semble familier ‒ ne cesse de lui recommander le courage. Joe arpente donc un monde fantastique en perpétuel changement afin d’affronter son passé.

En cours de route, il rencontre de nombreux défis et les souvenirs qui lui reviennent ne sont pas toujours faciles, mais s’il espère enfin trouver la paix – et rejoindre celui qui l’attire tellement – Joe doit aller jusqu’au bout, malgré les tentations qui le poussent à s’arrêter en chemin…

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Body Magic

Trilogia | Libro 2

Seguito di Mind Magic
Trilogia, Libro 2

"Un branco è tanto forte quanto il suo membro più debole"

Un branco è tanto forte quanto il suo membro più debole. Rocky Harris sa come funzionano le cose; per tutta la vita ha sempre occupato l’ultimo gradino della gerarchia. Ma quando il suo Alfa lo assegna al Branco della Luna Alta per migliorare il loro sistema di sicurezza, vede le sue convinzioni venire non solo sfidate ma addirittura aggredite.

La fiducia in se stesso di Cade Montgomery ha subito un duro colpo quando i cuccioli del suo branco sono stati rapiti sotto la sua custodia. È preparato a tutto pur di proteggere la sua famiglia, anche se è costretto a lavorare con Rocky. Forse Cade non si fida di lui, ma con il tumulto causato nel branco dalla decisione poco popolare di Alfa Gray di rompere le tradizioni e prendere come compagno un mago di nome Simon, Cade sa che le minacce non hanno smesso di arrivare.

Quando qualcuno dichiara guerra alla specie dei mutaforma e mette l’intero branco in pericolo, Cade e Rocky capiscono che, per sopravvivere alla battaglia imminente, avranno bisogno l’uno della forza dell’altro, e della potenza della loro crescente attrazione.

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Magie der Gedanken

Triade | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Triade

Magische Wesen müssen stets unter sich bleiben. Den Regeln nach sollte Simon Osborne die Hilfeschreie der Kinder ignorieren. Immerhin handelt es sich um Welpen von Werwölfen und Simon ist ein Magierlehrling. Aber Simon beschließt, die Regeln dieses eine Mal zu brechen und die Welpen vor dem Dämon zu retten, der ihnen ihre Magie stehlen will. 

Natürlich zieht sein Handeln Konsequenzen nach sich. Simon erntet nicht nur die Missgunst seines Lehrmeisters, sondern auch die Aufmerksamkeit des Alpha-Werwolfs Gray Townsend. 

Das Letzte, was Gray in seinem Leben braucht, ist ein Magier, aber Simon hat nun mal seinen Sohn gerettet. Da Simon nun ein Freund des Rudels ist, bleibt Gray keine andere Wahl, als Simon in sein Leben zu lassen—und damit die verbotene Zuneigung, die er für Simon fühlt. Gray braucht die Hilfe des Magiers, um den Dämon aufzuspüren, bevor er wieder zuschlägt. Um das Rudel zu beschützen, müssen Simon und Gray sich zusammentun—ohne der Versuchung zu erliegen, die sie beide zerstören könnte.

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Electric Candle

The Sleepless City | Book Two

Sequel to Shades of Sepia
The Sleepless City: Book Two

When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?

Flint, Ohio, Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern, high-tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan.

Until Forge’s soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life.

Even though they’re not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn’t thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who’s leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can’t identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.

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Ever since hearing his granny’s old fairy tales, Hank Lear has longed to experience the ancient magic coursing through Ireland, sure that some grand adventure awaited him among the verdant hills. Now, with his vacation coming to an end, he’s about to return to Texas with nothing but memories of old castles, modern cities, and a cheap Claddagh ring he bought in an antique store. On a whim, Hank visits a bath house on his last night in Dublin, where he meets Darren Connell, a man with plenty of secrets of his own. Obscured by the dim light and thick steam, shy Hank musters the courage to flirt with Darren, and though they can barely see one another, a strong and mysterious connection forms.

Just as Hank is about to leave for the airport, Darren stops him, tells Hank he needs his help, and begs Hank to stay. Hank can’t refuse him, and soon they’re caught in a web of forces outside their control and outside reality as Hank understands it. Each step leads them to Shamrock Green and the last portal to the world of the Fae. With danger closing in, Hank and Darren must decipher their destinies before the portal is lost forever.

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Visiting his sister Mary at the lighthouse should be a delightful vacation for Elliot--except he’s going there in disgrace while he awaits his fate from the wizard council.

Mary’s assistant, Rue, is a gentle, self-possessed young man about Elliot’s age. Elliot is drawn to him, and his magic seems to calm down around the handsome and mysterious Rue. Elliot sinks gratefully into the unexpected grace of Rue's kindness and friendship. He doesn’t understand why his magic is broken or why it feels whole again around Rue. But right now he’s just trying to survive, grateful for the reprieve Rue’s friendship provides.

But then a a potential tragedy on the beach culminates in Rue revealing his true nature: he’s a selkie, both man and seal, with a magic that somehow complements and heals Elliot’s when they’re together. And that might not be possible for much longer.

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Magia mental

Tríada | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie "Tríada"

«Las especies mágicas no deben mezclarse jamás».

De acuerdo a las normas, Simon Osborne debería ignorar los gritos de ayuda de los niños. Después de todo son cachorros de hombres-lobo, y él es aprendiz de mago. Pero, por primera vez en su vida, Simon rompe las reglas y rescata a los cachorros, salvándoles de un demonio empeñado en arrebatarles su magia.

Por supuesto, todas las acciones tienen consecuencias, y la atrevida acción de Simon le proporciona el rechazo de sus semejantes y la atención del cachorro del Alfa, un hombre llamado Gray Townsend.

Lo último que necesita Gray es un mago en su vida, pero Simon ha salvado a su hijo. Dado que Simon es ahora un amigo de la manada, Gray no puede hacer nada sobre ello, o sobre la prohibida atracción que lo acompaña. Desgraciadamente para el Alfa, necesita la ayuda de Simon para rastrear al demonio responsable del secuestro, antes de que ataque de nuevo. Simon y Gray deben unir sus fuerzas para proteger a la manada, mientras se esfuerzan por resistir la tentación que amenaza por destruirles a los dos.

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A Cupid's Wager

A Valentine Rainbow

The name’s Lio, and I’m a cupid working for the Gay Division of the Inter-Dimensional Association of Cupids. An Aztec god, whose modern name, Ethan, doesn't make him any less scary, just busted me shooting a closeted human with a gay lust arrow. I might find him sexy with all those tattoos and piercings, if I didn’t have a rule against getting it on with other supernaturals—especially ones working for the Straight Division. Now, to save my butt I'll have to strike a bargain with this tough god. But what I didn't see coming was my little wager not only risks my career, but places my broken heart completely in Ethan's hands.

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Brian is the alpha of the least impressive pack of wolves at the whole Moon Ceremony. When a human is discovered uninvited in their midst, he bonds with the man to save his life.

Luke doesn't know about all this wolf stuff, but he’s starting to develop feelings for the gentle man who rescued him. Both Brian and Luke expect to quietly dissolve the bond later. But feelings intervene, and some bonds are not so easy to cast aside.

Building a life together as alphas will take love and hard work—especially when new wolves keep inviting themselves into their lives.

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L’esprit de la magie

Les Triades | Tome 1

Les Triades, tome 1

Les espèces magiques ne se mélangent pas.

D’après les règles, Simon Osborne devrait faire la sourde oreille aux appels au secours de ces enfants. Après tout, ce sont des louveteaux-garous, et lui est un apprenti mage. Mais pour la première fois de sa vie, Simon désobéit et part à la rescousse des petits qu’il sauve d’un démon bien décidé à absorber toute leur magie.

Bien entendu, toute action a ses conséquences, alors l’audace de Simon lui vaut la désapprobation de ses pairs et l’attention de l’alpha des louveteaux, un homme du nom de Gray Townsend.

La dernière chose dont Gray a besoin, c’est d’un mage dans sa vie, mais Simon a sauvé son fils… Puisqu’il a désormais l’amitié de la meute, Gray n’a pas vraiment le choix, ni d’ailleurs au sujet de cette attirance interdite pour lui qui vient s’ajouter à tout le reste. Malheureusement, il a besoin que Simon l’aide à retrouver le démon responsable de l’enlèvement des enfants. Simon et Gray doivent s’allier pour protéger la meute, tout en luttant contre le désir tentateur qui menace de les détruire tous les deux.

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Fiscal analyst Mike Carlson is good with spreadsheets and baseball stats. He doesn’t believe in fate, true love, or fantasy. But then a fertility goddess whisks him away to another world. A promise has been broken, and if Mike is ever to return to California—and his comfortable if lonely life—he must complete a pilgrimage to the shrines of a death goddess.

A humiliating event convinces Mike to hire a guard to accompany him, and hunky Goran is handy enough with a sword, if a little too liberal with his ale. A man with no home and no family, Goran is deeper than he first appears. As Mike learns more about Goran, his disbelief wavers and his goals become less clear. Contending with feuding gods, the challenges of the journey, and his growing attraction to Goran, Mike faces a puzzle far harder to solve than simple rows of numbers.

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