A sealed fate. An Angel of Death. A forbidden love. What if you fell in love with Death?
A sealed fate. An Angel of Death. A forbidden love. What if you fell in love with Death?
Rylie has it all - great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.
Back from their quest into the Underworld, with the threat of Lucian hanging over head, Emma is faced with yet another problem-the Immortal Bond. The bond surpasses any reason and is something so complex, not much is known about it. Once an Immortal Bond is made, it is forever. A conjoining of two fated hearts, destined to be perfect companions. Emma's heart, already bonded with her Guardian, Kade, has unexpectedly and inconveniently bonded with Ethon, the son of Lucifer. Now she is faced with a decision she doesn't want to make. Both want nothing more than to love and protect her. With the arrival of new company and old friends, things are bound to get heated.
An NYRB Classics Original Thus Were Their Faces offers a comprehensive selection of the short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the story and the novella. Here are tales of doubles and impostors, angels and demons, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks, a beautiful seer who writes the autobiography of her own death, a lapdog who records the dreams of an old woman, a suicidal romance, and much else that is incredible, mad, sublime, and delicious. Italo Calvino has written that no other writer “better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don’t show us.” Jorge Luis Borges flatly declared, “Silvina Ocampo is one of our best writers. Her stories have no equal in our literature.” Dark, gothic, fantastic, and grotesque, these haunting stories are among the world’s most individual and finest.
I couldn’t help but wonder what my life would be like if we had never moved to the ho-dunk town of Spring Valley, Illinois. Sure the internet service is splotchy, there is nothing but miles of wheat fields, and I probably wouldn’t be faced with death at every corner. My only neighbor in this god forsaken town is…well, there really is only one to describe him—hot as hell. With his sinful dark looks, unusually silver eyes, and kissable lips, there is something about him that is more than meets the eye. Of course I am determined to find out. Chase Winters might be drool-worthy, but he is also insufferable, arrogant and…in short a d-bag. Our relationship is anything but love at first sight. Not even close. There is something weird about the family living next door. What I hadn’t expected to find is an underworld of trouble. Chase and his cousins Lexi and Travis are Divisa—half-demon, half-human. Getting them angry is hardly in my best interest, not if I want to live. As it turns out, that might be the least of my problems. I’ve been tagged by Hell. Now every ugly, nasty being from hades is on my trail. I have suddenly became a magnet for demon disaster, and the only way I am getting out of this alive is by putting my life in the demon spawn’s hands. One wrong decision and my butt is toast.
"Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!" Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorSixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
Something whispers in the shadows... From E.E. Holmes, author of the award-winning Gateway Trilogy, comes the first in the highly anticipated companion series The Gateway Trackers. It's been several years since Jess and Hannah Ballard foiled a cataclysmic prophecy that could have destroyed their fellow Durupinen, an ancient clan of women who allow spirits to cross between the worlds of the living and the dead. The girls swore, after the devastation and chaos they endured, they would never get caught up in the inner workings of the Durupinen again. They were wrong. After breaking the code of secrecy and facing the judgement of the High Council, Jess and Hannah have no choice but to become Trackers, working to take down those who would exploit the spirit world for profit or power. Their first assignment takes them into the deep South, where Jeremiah Campbell, a self-proclaimed spiritual guru, lures wealthy and desperate devotees with promises of a deeper connection with the dead. As the girls go undercover, it soon becomes clear that Campbell is not merely the con artist they suspected him to be, and that they, and the spirit world they are sworn to protect, are once again in unimaginable danger.
A journey through dark, forbidden worlds, beyond the limits of fear. Are you strong enough to tempt Fate? From the author of the #1 bestseller TOUCHED comes the highly anticipated third episode of the saga that has bewitched thousands of readers around the world. How can you go on living if the person you love is gone? Consumed by grief and remorse, Gemma Bloom wonders that day after day. Evan defied the laws of Fate to save her, paying dearly for his disobedience: falling into the trap laid by an Angel of Death, he was poisoned by Gemma's own lips. Since that accursed kiss, she has been inconsolable, tormented by nightmares and hallucinations in which Evan is tortured by invisible hands. Just when Gemma believes she's losing her mind, a deep, seductive evil begins to entwine itself around the fragments of her broken heart. Horrified at first, Gemma finds herself gradually drawn to this new emotion. A terrible, mesmerizing power seems to be growing inside her, threatening to take possession of her soul. Tormented by frightening premonitions and dangerous secrets, Gemma will have to summon all her courage if she wants to challenge Fate and resist the power of darkness. With her elegant style and intense prose, Elisa S. Amore leads us down a path paved with unbreakable bonds and fatal betrayals, forbidden realms and extreme sacrifices. An unforgettable adventure. Nightmares. Premonitions. Dark Secrets. Death Has Never Been So Close. How brave do you have to be to face your worst fears?
From Vampire to Beast... When Ruxandra wakes in the castle of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, she has no memory of her past and a terrible alter ego created from years of hunger: the Beast. Elizabeth Bathory promises to help Ruxandra rediscover herself and help control the Beast, in exchange for obedience while she stays with her. Now Ruxandra must face both her past and the Beast within if she is to take control of her future. And what does Elizabeth Bathory really want?
INDEX CHAPTER I—'HASTE TO THE WEDDING' CHAPTER II—ROSES AND THORNS CHAPTER III—'THE MORE HASTE THE WORSE SPEED' CHAPTER IV—DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES CHAPTER V—DECISION CHAPTER VI—FAREWELL CHAPTER VII—NEW SCENES AND FACES CHAPTER VIII—HOME SICKNESS CHAPTER IX—DRESSING FOR TEA CHAPTER X—WROUGHT IRON AND GOLD CHAPTER XI—FIRST IMPRESSIONS CHAPTER XII—MORNING CALLS CHAPTER XIII—A SOFT BREEZE IN A SULTRY PLACE CHAPTER XIV—THE MUTINY CHAPTER XV—MASTERS AND MEN CHAPTER XVI—THE SHADOW OF DEATH CHAPTER XVII—WHAT IS A STRIKE? CHAPTER XVIII—LIKES AND DISLIKES CHAPTER XIX—ANGEL VISITS CHAPTER XX—MEN AND GENTLEMEN CHAPTER XXI—THE DARK NIGHT CHAPTER XXII—A BLOW AND ITS CONSEQUENCES CHAPTER XXIII—MISTAKES CHAPTER XXIV—MISTAKES CLEARED UP CHAPTER XXV—FREDERICK CHAPTER XXVI—MOTHER AND SON CHAPTER XXVII—FRUIT-PIECE CHAPTER XXVIII—COMFORT IN SORROW CHAPTER XXIX—A RAY OF SUNSHINE CHAPTER XXX—HOME AT LAST CHAPTER XXXI—'SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?' CHAPTER XXXII—MISCHANCES CHAPTER XXXIII—PEACE CHAPTER XXXIV—FALSE AND TRUE CHAPTER XXXV—EXPIATION CHAPTER XXXVI—UNION NOT ALWAYS STRENGTH CHAPTER XXXVII—LOOKING SOUTH CHAPTER XXXVIII—PROMISES FULFILLED CHAPTER XXXIX—MAKING FRIENDS CHAPTER XL—OUT OF TUNE CHAPTER XLI—THE JOURNEY'S END CHAPTER XLII—ALONE! ALONE! CHAPTER XLIII—MARGARET'S FLITTIN' CHAPTER XLIV—EASE NOT PEACE CHAPTER XLV—NOT ALL A DREAM CHAPTER XLVI—ONCE AND NOW CHAPTER XLVII—SOMETHING WANTING CHAPTER XLVIII—'NE'ER TO BE FOUND AGAIN' CHAPTER XLIX—BREATHING TRANQUILLITY CHAPTER L—CHANGES AT MILTON CHAPTER LI—MEETING AGAIN CHAPTER LII—'PACK CLOUDS AWAY'
A dark reality lies hidden under our very eyes. Since their creation, the Màsala have enforced the destiny of humankind on Earth through the Subterraneans, Angels condemned to carry the weight of death on their shoulders in order to please fate. Evan, a Subterranean, has denied his own nature in order to protect Gemma, the girl he was sent to kill and with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love. But what are the consequences of cheating Death? Five months have gone by since her last encounter with Death, and in spite of having experienced the most intense period of happiness in her life at Evan's side, Gemma's instinct reminds her that the game is far from over. Evan, overconfident, lets his guard down, revealing an unmentionable secret--an error that can be paid for only with blood. Death returns to claim Gemma, sending its faithful servants to kill her. Desperate, Evan will do anything to save her, but the menace will seek them out even where they feel safest ... The challenge between passion and death will pit the protagonists against each other. In the face of jealousy, betrayal, and emotional devastation, Evan and Gemma find it isn't easy to escape their fate.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.
Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
In a world that views absolute truth, right and wrong, andsalvation as being subject to individual interpretation, theBible's unwavering proclamations and miraculous stories seemobsolete in modern times. But it is not God's Word that haschanged. Indeed, its relevancy and its power to transform lives areintact. What has changed is the number of people who consult it.Now more than ever the need to read the Bible, to understand thebig picture of its storyline, and to grasp the relevance this hasfor your life is critical.As with its companion volume, For the Love of God-Volume2, this devotional contains a systematic 365-day plan, basedon the M'Cheyne Bible-reading schedule, that will in the course of a year guide you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and therest of the Old Testament once. In an effort to help preserve biblical thinking and living, D.A. Carson has also written thought-provoking comments andreflections regarding each day's scriptural passages. And, mostuniquely, he offers you perspective that places each reading intothe larger framework of history and God's eternal plan to deepenyour understanding of his sovereignty-and the unity and power ofhis Word.