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Sequel to Against the Grain
THIRDS: Book Six

Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his selective mutism and social anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.

As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.

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Versöhnung des Blutes

Blutspartnerschaft | Buch 4

Fortsetzung zu Konflikt des Blutes
Buch 4 in der Serie - Blutspartnerschaft

Der Krieg nähert sich seiner entscheidenden Phase und beide Seiten sind bis an ihre Grenzen gefordert. Da gelingt den dunklen Magiern ein vernichtender Schlag, denn sie nehmen Orlando St. Clair gefangen. Am Boden zerstört vor Sorge um seinen entführten Partner, muss Alain befürchten, dass auch Orlandos Befreiung aus den Klauen der dunklen Magier den Vampir nicht mehr retten kann, weil sein Herz und sein Verstand unheilbaren Schaden genommen haben.

Christophe Lombard, der älteste und mächtigste Vampir von Paris, weiß, dass die Allianz an der Schwelle zur Niederlage steht. Er gibt seine selbstgewählte Isolation auf und schließt sich dem Kampf an. Alains abtrünniger Freund Eric Simonet, der zu den dunklen Magiern übergelaufen war, wird vor die Wahl gestellt zwischen Rache und Erlösung. Und Jean, durch Orlandos Schicksal in Wut und Zorn versetzt, muss sich der schwierigsten Entscheidung seiner Existenz stellen, während um ihn herum der alles entscheidende Kampf tobt. Werden sie mit ihren Entscheidungen die Allianz endgültig zerschlagen oder schaffen sie es doch noch, ihre Welt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren?

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An Infected Special Edition

Peek behind the curtain with Roan McKichan and the various characters who make up the Infected universe in this sometimes serious, sometimes humorous collection of short stories centered around the holidays.

There’s Kevin, who reflects on how lonely his life in the closet is. And Fiona and Tank, who go on a surprisingly good first date. Roan himself finds his Halloween celebration at Panic interrupted by loose cats and obnoxious frat boys while Paris contemplates his mortality on their impromptu honeymoon. Dropkick deals with her new marriage and male egos on the job, Roan meets Connor at the scene of a drunken fight, and Holden contemplates his future as a street kid. These stories and many more will be told, centered around more holidays than you can shake a dreidel at. 

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Explore serious, romantic, and occasionally dark and dangerous, tales spun by Evan Gilbert, starting on the darker side with Brown-eyed Devil and its sequel, Red Rogue, which follow the tale of necromancer Anoki and his lover, Myron, whom Anoki must rescue from demonic forces. Then back to the real world: in Made Man, true crime author Eli decides to settle a score with a mob boss, only to fall for his son; in Loss of Heart, Daryl and Adam are comfortable in their relationship, but they can’t agree on whether to marry; in Dallas in Wonderland, Dallas is surprised when he develops an attraction for Johnny, a college student who has recently become a porn actor for Dallas’s studio, and Miguel Duarte, an office assistant; in Love Turned Blue, Slade meets auto mechanic Bruno, who desires a dedicated relationship as much as he does; and in Eyes on Sparrow, Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction, one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering.

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Infected Volume One

Infected Series

In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds... all while he deals with personal tragedy and new love and does his best to survive in a world that usually hates and fears their kind. The cases range from investigating an unidentifiable species of cat that appears to be showing an unusual level of intelligence, to finding and stopping murderers, and Roan is finding it harder and harder to see the line between justice and vigilantism.

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James van Helsing is the youngest son of the famous monster-hunting family—and the family’s big disappointment. He’s falling in love with Gabe Marquez, his oldest friend and son of the family the van Helsings have worked alongside for years. Things get even harder for James when he becomes what he and everyone else despises most—a magic user.

He didn’t mean to evolve into such a despicable person, and he knows using magic is illegal, but there’s nothing James can do about it, no more than he can stop himself from loving Gabe. Just when things can’t seem to get worse, he and Gabe are called to help nab a network of magicians who are changing destiny. Not just any destiny, but the destinies of the van Helsing and Marquez families. James foresees a terrible fate, one in which monsters emerge from the cracks, along with his dark secret. And that’s when people start to die.

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A Lifting the Veil Story

Notorious master thief Finn Grayson is hired to break into a high-class skyscraper in New Shanghai and steal a priceless artifact known as the Shard. But someone’s gotten to the Shard first—and the penthouse suite turns out to be a dragon’s lair.

Cameron Feilong, Guardian of the Earth Shard, is ancient enough to realize that he and his unbidden guest are being used like puppets on a string. Forming a shaky alliance is the only way for them to survive and to stop their ruthless foes.

Unfortunately, Finn and Cam seem to be forever one step behind. To learn more about their clandestine enemy, they travel together from walled Asian cities, barren tundras, and underwater temples to secret paranormal clubs and legendary elvish cities rising high in the trees or buried deep under glaciers. Finn and Cam must learn to trust each other before it’s too late, for bringing together the five Elemental Shards will spell the end of the world.

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Risarcimento di sangue

Legami di sangue | Libro 4

Seguito di Patto di sangue
Serie Legami di sangue, Libro 4

La guerra ha raggiunto la massima intensità ed entrambe le fazioni sono ormai al limite, quando i maghi oscuri mettono a segno una vittoria imprevista catturando Orlando St Clair. Devastato dalla preoccupazione e dal dolore per la separazione dal suo amante, Alain teme che, se anche riuscissero a ritrovarlo, il cuore e la mente di Orlando saranno ormai troppo danneggiati per poterlo salvare.

Sapendo che l’alleanza sta attraversando un momento di difficoltà, Christophe Lombard, il più anziano e potente vampiro di Parigi, abbandona il suo isolamento autoimposto e si unisce alla battaglia. L’amico di Alain, Eric Simonet, che l’aveva tradito per unirsi ai maghi oscuri, si ritrova a dover scegliere tra vendetta e redenzione. E mentre la battaglia decisiva si avvicina, Jean, adirato per la cattura di Orlando, si trova di fronte alla decisione più difficile della sua non-vita: le loro azioni porteranno alla disfatta dell’alleanza o alla salvezza del mondo?

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From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary, enjoy these four romances from Eric Arvin in this exclusive bundle. In Simple Men, Chip is a football coach at a small college, but his personal life is in a bit of a rut. Then he meets the new school chaplain, Foster. Chip decides to go for it, but love is never simple, and sometimes it's a downright mess! In Another Enchanted April, three men stay at a bed-and-breakfast with a breathtakingly beautiful garden that has an air of the supernatural. Jerry's there for love, Doug's there for sex, and Tony is practically dragged along. Three men clinging stubbornly to their self-destructive ways... can the magic of the garden prevent love's labors from being lost? In Woke Up in a Strange Place, Joe wakes up in a barley field with no clothes, no memories, and no idea how he got there. He sets off through a fantastical changing landscape to confront his past. If he wants to find peace—and reunite with the Stranger he is so strongly drawn to—he must continue on until the end. In Galley Proof, fiction writer Logan is perfectly happy—until he meets the editor of his next book, Brock. Soon his life and his new manuscript are in a shambles. To take his mind off the mess, Logan goes on a trip, but he might have to admit there are some things you can’t run from.

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Cinder, a poor and beautiful young man who designs clothing, makeup, and hair for his stepmother and stepsisters, offers his clothing and slippers to a naked stranger in the woods, who turns out to be none other than Prince Charming. Follow Cinder and Prince Charming in this twist on the classic Cinderella tale as they discover their inner strengths and find their very own happily ever after.

Enjoy The Naked Prince and three other reimagined tales from Fairyland, each with a unique spin on stories we all know and love, including The Golden Rule, where eighteen-year-old Gideon Golden, after being thrown out of his home in Fairyland by his homophobic parents, breaks into the cottage of three burly men on Bear Mountain.

In Whatever Happened To…?, friction ensues between a celebrity with a growing appendage and a reporter who has a thing for giants.

And in Ice Cold, young Gaelen must save his love, Kieran, after a handsome but evil prince freezes Kieran’s heart and bewitches him into being the prince’s slave.

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Konflikt des Blutes

Blutspartnerschaft | Buch 3

Fortsetzung zu Pakt des Blutes
Buch 3 in der Serie - Blutspartnerschaft

Die Allianz des Blutes zwischen Magiern und Vampiren wird stärker und fügt den dunklen Magiern empfindlichere Verluste zu. Immer verzweifelter suchen sie nach Informationen, um die drohende Niederlage abzuwenden. Sie wissen nicht, dass auch die Allianz unter wachsenden Spannungen in einigen Partnerschaften zu leiden hat.

Der Konflikt breitet sich aus. Es gibt Partnerschaften, die weder persönlich noch professionell harmonieren und die drohen, die Allianz von innen heraus zu zerstören. Alain Magnier und Orlando St. Clair versuchen, ein Auseinanderbrechen der Allianz zu verhindern. Sie werden unterstützt durch Thierry Dumont und Sebastien Noyer, aber auch durch Raymond Payet und Jean Bellaiche, den Chef de la Cour von Paris, die beide selbst noch darum kämpfen, ihre Partnerschaft auf eine stabile Grundlage zu stellen, um durch ihr Vorbild andere überzeugen zu können.

Während der Krieg immer brutaler wird und sich auf beiden Seiten die Verluste häufen, suchen die dunklen Magier immer noch nach Wegen, die Allianz zu zerstören. Derweil durchforsten die Blutspartner alte Quellen, um hinter den Vorurteilen und Legenden das entscheidende Quäntchen Wahrheit zu finden, dass die Geschicke des Krieges endgültig zu ihren Gunsten wenden kann.

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Haffling

The Haffling | Book One

The Haffling: Book One

All sixteen-year-old Alex Nevus wants is to be two years older and become his sister Alice’s legal guardian. That, and he’d like his first kiss, preferably with Jerod Haynes, the straight boy with the beautiful girlfriend and the perfect life. Sadly, wanting something and getting it are very different. Strapped with a mentally ill mother, Alex fears for his own sanity. Having a fairy on his shoulder only he can see doesn't help, and his mom's schizophrenia places him and Alice in constant jeopardy of being carted back into foster care.

When Alex's mother goes missing, everything falls apart. Frantic, he tracks her to a remote corner of Manhattan and is transported to another dimension—the land of the Unsee, the realm of the Fey. There he finds his mother held captive by the power-mad Queen May and learns he is half-human and half-fey—a Haffling. 

As Alex’s human world is being destroyed, the Unsee is being devoured by a ravenous mist. Fey are vanishing, and May needs to cross into the human world. She needs something only Alex can provide, and she will stop at nothing to possess it… to possess him. 

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Harmony Ink Press, 2013.

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Bound, Vol. 2

Little Goddess Universe
Little Goddess | Book Three, Vol. 2
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Little Goddess: Book Three
Vol. 2

Cory’s newly bound family is starting to find its footing, which is a good thing because danger after danger threatens, and Green can't be there nearly as often as he’s needed. As Cory learns to face the challenges of ruling the hill alone, she’s also juggling a ménage relationship with three lovers—with mixed results.

But with each new challenge, one lesson becomes crystal clear: she can’t be queen without each of the men who look to her, and the people she loves aren’t safe unless she takes on that queendom with all of the intelligence and courage in her formidable heart.

But sometimes even intelligence, courage, and steadily increasing magic aren’t enough to do the job, and suddenly the role of Cory’s lovers becomes more crucial than ever. Nobody is strong enough to succeed in every task, and Cory finds that the most painful lesson she and her lovers can learn is not just how to deal with failure. Cory needs to learn that one woman is only so powerful, and she needs to choose wisely who sits outside her circle of family, and who is bound eternally in her heart.

2nd Edition
First Edition published as Bound: The Third Book of the Little Goddess Series by iUniverse, 2007.

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Onwaachige the Dreamer

The Two-spirit Chronicles | Book Three

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to A Scout is Brave
The Two-spirit Chronicles: Book Three

Love can mean sacrifice. Joshua Ishkoday must decide if he can abandon the boy he loves in order to save him.

In the expansive and sometimes deadly northwoods of Wisconsin, Joshua must make a heartbreaking choice as he battles his greatest fears. His best friends, Mokwa and Little Deer, accompany him when a nightmare sends him on an adventure of self-discovery. But the three teenagers aren’t alone in the vast forest. Joshua realizes bizarre creatures called Memegwesi have not only been manipulating him through his dreams, but plan to use him in a mysterious plan of their own. Soon he’s fighting three enemies: the lethal storm headed their way, the mysterious beings appearing in his dreams, and most frightening of all, his mother’s hatred and bigotry.

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Prezioso

Serie Gli Dei | Libro 1

Serie Gli Dei, Libro 1

Quando Cupido prende di mira due mortali a Las Vegas, si accendono scintille: al tavolo dei dadi, Randy Jones, un uomo comune in vacanza aziendale, guarda negli occhi di Garrett e il tempo si ferma. Gettando al vento tutto quello in cui crede, Randy si lascia coinvolgere in una relazione sensuale di due notti con l’uomo, solo per entrare nel panico quando capisce di essersene innamorato.

Il cinico milionario Garrett Shiffler ha tutto quello che i soldi possono comprare, e molti degli uomini che frequenta non vedono oltre il suo denaro. La vita gli ha insegnato che l’innocenza e l’amore sono prodotti dell’immaginazione. Ma quando Randy scompare, portando con sé emozioni che lui pensava non avrebbe mai provato, Garrett intraprende la battaglia più importante della propria vita per vincere il suo amore. Ma questa volta combatte con il cuore, non con il conto in banca.

Nel frattempo, Cupido si chiede cosa sia successo. Le sue frecce d’oro non falliscono mai, a meno che siano le Moire a interferire. Se Garrett vuole riconquistare Randy, dovrà farlo da solo, perché le Moire hanno altri progetti per Cupido.

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Soul Struck

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge | Book Three

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book Three

Like the electricity he commands, Pierce Blackmoor streaks through life on raw power and pure sexual energy. His conquests on the battlefield and in the bedroom form his foundation, but that bedrock crumbles when his younger brothers’ abilities surpass his own. Pierce finds himself at an all-time low, and clawing his way back to the top becomes his only concern.

Pierce's plan to reassert his dominance, however, takes a backseat when he wounds Kale Aquilo, an emissary of the Beast King, lord of all shifters.

Kale’s beguiling nature shoots like a lightning bolt straight to Pierce’s soul, and when the soft-spoken Kale relays that a virus is killing his people, Pierce abandons his quest for power to do something he has never done before—protect someone other than himself.

As Kale, Pierce, and his brothers struggle to find the root of the magical virus spreading plague across Aeaea, the shifter island, they face a gauntlet of old and new foes. Soul struck, Pierce and Kale must uncover the truth behind the conspiracy gathering in the shadows.

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Section Thirteen

Section Thirteen

Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Section Thirteen series by J.L. O'Faolain!

The Thirteenth Child: Immortal sidhe Tuulois MacColewyn and Detective James Corhagen at the NYPD had a highly combustible friendship that burned itself out a year ago. But now that the NYPD is facing a rash of messy black-magic murders, James needs Cole’s help. With a powerful killer on the loose, Cole, James, and Inspector Vallimun must race against time to stop the monster out to claim the thirteenth child. —The Thirteenth Pillar: Last month was hell for Cole... and this month is shaping up to be much worse. When Vallimun is gravely injured just as the investigation reaches a fever pitch while a snowstorm blankets the city, Cole will need all the help he can get to have any hope of salvaging it. —The Thirteenth Sigil: A mysterious force is cutting a swath through the city in search of a missing canister, and there’s the disappearances of employees connected to a local children’s television program to solve. And if that wasn't enough for Cole and his current flame, Joss, children’s imaginary friends are somehow manifesting themselves—and they’re coming after Section Thirteen. —The Thirteenth Shard: When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means, the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen. A revelation during the investigation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life….

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Son of Santa

2015 Advent Calendar | Sleigh Ride

Noel Nicholas is on a sabbatical from the North Pole realm. Back home he’s known as the Son of Santa, but in the human world, he’s a university student and he likes living in anonymity. Only Ruby, his cupid friend from the Eros realm, knows his true identity. That is, until Fannar, the gorgeous ice-sprite from the Pole, shows up unexpectedly. This causes Noel’s suppressed and unrequited crush on Fannar to return full force. However, there are more pressing matters at hand—Noel’s father has taken an extended vacation but cannot be found, and there’s only a month until Christmas.

As Noel is finishing his semester at school and he hasn’t seen his father in months, Mrs. Claus has tasked Fannar with finding Santa. Fannar keeps in touch with Noel but comes around far more often than necessary. It’s not helping Noel's ability to hide his feelings… but as it turns out, they may not be as one-sided as Noel originally believed.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".

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