By Jennifer Estep
I’d fairly face a dozen deadly assassins any evening than care for whatever as tough, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But right here i'm. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired murderer often called the Spider. soaring outdoors attractive businessman Owen Grayson’s entrance door like a fearful teenage woman. something i love approximately Owen: he doesn’t draw back from my past—or my current. And straight away i've got a bull’s-eye on my brow. Cold-blooded fireplace elemental Mab Monroe has employed one of many smartest assassins within the company to seize me. Elektra LaFleur is expert and effective, with lethal electric elemental magic as effective as my very own Ice and Stone powers. this means that there’s a fifty-fifty likelihood one among us won’t live to tell the tale this conflict. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wishes the murderer to take out my child sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. the single challenge is, Bria has no thought I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the assassin she’s been chasing via Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t comprehend simply could get us either lifeless. . . .
By Caitlin R. Kiernan
Siobhan Quinn is again and dealing a brand new case at nighttime and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges.
Half-vampire, half-werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the area of demons and monsters. yet staying alive as she turns into entangled in underworld politics may possibly end up to be more challenging. whilst the daughter of a admired necromancer vanishes, it truly is as much as Quinn to discover the woman. yet her seek will land her without delay in the midst of a fight among competing forces looking for an historical artifact of virtually incredible power...
By Devin Morgan
A Vampire Love Story
Psychologist Sarah Hagan concept she had her lifestyles below keep an eye on. She pulled herself jointly after a painful (and unforeseen) divorce. She’s at present relationship a winning yet neglectful attorney—a dating that's sufficient, if no longer absolutely pleasant. She has a number of solid pals, lives in a stunning house within the center of Chicago, and loves her paintings as a therapist. From the surface, it seems like her lifestyles is sort of perfect.
It purely takes one sufferer -- a good-looking more youthful guy named Carlos who's on parole for motor vehicle robbery -- to place her well-ordered existence right into a tailspin. As she regresses him with hypnotherapy, she discovers an strange presence. is that this a few problematic modify ego that Carlos has created or is anything a lot stranger happening? In Sarah’s try to aid Carlos take care of his problems with anger and a bothered previous, she is captivated via the personality she uncovers via hypnosis – Aris. Aris finds that he's a vampire whose tale starts off for the period of Alexander the nice. His retelling of his lives, involvement and obvious loss of life within the courtroom of Henry VIII retain her spellbound and hungry for more.
On most sensible of grappling with a phantom vampire, Sarah starts off to have the main tense (and sensual) desires. They wakeful the emotion, ardour and vulnerability that she concept she had buried for stable. The goals either terrify and excite her as she struggles to make feel out of her global grew to become the other way up. Sarah really cares approximately Carlos as a sufferer and desires to aid him locate his strategy to a greater existence, yet he has introduced chaos, confusion and risk into her smartly buttoned-up fact. And if that’s no longer sufficient to accommodate, she is inexplicably attracted to Aris in a fashion she can’t start to rationalize. Can Sarah very likely love this vampire “ghost” or will he ruin every little thing she treasures?
By Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita has fallen for the chief of a neighborhood pack of werewolves. She?s survived much, yet this love factor may possibly kill her but.
By Gena Showalter
Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been dwelling the stable existence. by no means brain that one among his most sensible buddies is a werewolf, his female friend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he is alleged to be topped Vampire King—while nonetheless a human! good, type of.
With four—oops, 3 now—human souls dwelling inside of his head, Aden has continually been "different" himself. those souls can time-travel, increase the lifeless, own another's brain and, his least favourite nowadays, inform the long run.
The forecast for Aden? A knife during the center.
simply because a struggle is brewing among the creatures of the darkish, and Aden is by some means on the middle of all of it. yet he's not approximately to lie down and settle for his future with no struggle. no longer while his new associates have his again, no longer whilst Victoria has risked her personal destiny to be with him, and never while he has a cause to dwell for the 1st time in his life….
By Bruce McClelland
“A interesting comparability of the unique vampire myths to their later literary transformations.”
—Adam Morton, writer of On Evil
“From the Balkan Mountains to Beverly Hills, Bruce has mapped the vampire’s migration. There’s no greater consultant for the trek.”
—Jan L. Perkowski, Professor, Slavic division, collage of Virginia, and writer of Vampires of the Slavs and The Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism
“The vampire slayer is our protector, our hero, our Buffy. yet how a lot will we quite find out about him—or her? little or no, it seems, and Bruce McClelland exhibits us why: as the vampire slayer is an unsettling determine, virtually as annoying because the evil she is determined to spoil. organize to be fearful . . . and enlightened.”
—Corey Robin, writer of Fear: The historical past of a Political Idea
“What is exclusive approximately this publication is that it's the first of its sort to target the vampire hunter, instead of the vampire. As such, it makes an important contribution to the sector. This ebook will attract students and researchers of folklore, in addition to someone attracted to the literature and pop culture of the vampire.”
—Elizabeth Miller, writer of Dracula and A Dracula Handbook
“Shades of Van Helsing! Vampirologist extraordinaire Bruce McClelland has controlled that rarest of feats: constructing a significantly new and punctiliously enlightening standpoint on a subject matter of everlasting fascination. starting from the icons of pop culture to formerly neglected info of Balkan and Slavic background and folks perform, he has rethought the borders of existence and loss of life, stable and evil, saint and sinner, vampires and their slayers. first-class scholarship, and a narrative that by no means flags.”
—Bruce Lincoln, Caroline E. Haskell Professor of background of Religions, college of Chicago, and writer of Theorizing fantasy: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship, Authority: development and Corrosion, and Death, battle, and Sacrifice: experiences in Ideology and Practice
By Bella Forrest
At the night of Sofia Claremont's 17th birthday, she is sucked right into a nightmare from which she can't wake.
A quiet night stroll alongside a seashore brings her head to head with a deadly faded creature that craves even more than her blood.
She is abducted to an island the place the solar is endlessly forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted via any map and governed by way of the main strong vampire coven on this planet. She wakes right here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's existence takes an exciting and terrifying flip whilst she is the single chosen out of countless numbers of ladies to affix the harem of Derek Novak, the darkish royal Prince.
Despite his habit to energy and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia quickly realizes that the most secure position at the island is inside of his quarters, and he or she needs to do all inside her strength to win him over if she is to outlive even yet one more night.
Will she prevail? ...or is she destined to an analogous destiny that each one different ladies have met by the hands of the Novaks?
By Alan Goldsher
Maria von Trapp is good, blameless, and will sing like an a ngel. Oh, and she's additionally a bloodthirsty vampire.
while Maria is kicked out of the zombie-infested Abbey the place she's been dwelling for the previous 612 years, she's compelled to maintain the relations von Trapp, a rowdy extended family wanting a few critical discipline...or vampirification. After Maria turns the von Trapp kids into youngsters of the evening and marries the von Trapp patriarch, the kinfolk turns out destined for everlasting (really, fairly everlasting) bliss. however the Nazi Undeath Squads are at the march, reason on ridding Europe of bloodsuckers. And Maria should do every thing in her energy -- supernatural or another way -- to save lots of her vampire brood.
By K. R. Griffiths
For artist Dan Bellamy and his new bride Elaine, a visit at the world's largest, most up-to-date cruise send represents greater than simply the honeymoon of a life-time: it's also a party of the development Dan has made towards beating the agoraphobia that has plagued him in view that he suffered a terrible knife assault years earlier.
The send is an ideal floating paradise, but if Dan spots what he thinks is a physique being thrown overboard, he starts off to suspect that now not everyone aboard the Oceanus is there for a vacation.
Soon, Dan will observe that there are a few things worse than homicide, and the physique he observed is simply the start. simply because whatever is coming for the passengers at the Oceanus.
Something that isn't presupposed to exist...
By Laurell K. Hamilton
Take a stroll at the wild facet with Anita Blake, superstar of the number one manhattan instances bestselling sequence. those 5 novels of human—and inhuman—passions characteristic vampires, werewolves, and a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet.
The Killing Dance
Narcissus in Chains