Spice and Wolf, Vol 13 - Novel
By Isuna Hasekura
After smuggling gold into the Church city of Ruvinheigen with Lawrence and Holo, Norah abandoned her life as a shepherdess and set out on a journey with her loyal hound, Enek. In order to make her dream of becoming a seamstress a reality, she heads for the town of Kuskov, which is rumored to be experiencing a labor shortage. After rescuing a priest from attack en route, Norah discovers that his destination is the same as hers. However, the priest speaks not of a simple dearth of laborers-according to him, Kuskov's population is waning from a plague! Norah's story continues in "The Shepherd and the Black Knight"! Three more new anecdotes about Lawrence and Holo's travels round out this third collection of Spice & Wolf shorts!
By Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson's world just got a whole lot bigger . . .A collection of all-new and previously published short stories set in a world desribed as "the best new urban fantasy series I've read in years" by Kelley Armstrong - featuring Mercy Thompson and the characters she calls friends.The collection includes the new stories . . ."Silver""Roses in Winter""Redemption""Hollow". . . and reader favorites"Fairy Gifts""Gray""Alpha and Omega""Seeing Eye""The Star of David""In Red, with Pearls"
Spice and Wolf, Vol 12 - Novel
By Isuna Hasekura
To obtain a map of the northlands, Lawrence and company leave the Kingdom of Winfiel and return to Kerube. But instead of the silversmith they seek, they cross paths with a beautiful girl named Fran, who offers to draw them their map. However, Fran's map comes with a price-in exchange, the party must travel with her to a village where an angel is said to have alighted and discover the truth behind the legend. But what of the rumor that a witch lives in that very same village...?
Spice and Wolf, Vol 11 - Novel
By Isuna Hasekura
As with the first Side Colors volume, Side Colors II departs once more from Lawrence and Holo's travels north, taking the reader off the beaten path to explore three exquisite side stories. Remember, it's not so much about the destination, as it is the journey...
By Kendra Leigh Castle
The Grigori are a vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery. Ancient and stoic, they keep themselves separate from much of the world of night, instead watching silently as their brethren rise and fall. But with the disappearance of one of the dynasty's most important leaders, one determined Grigori will pair up with the unlikeliest of companions to save him. Ariane has spent her life sheltered, hidden away amid the desert sands with the rest of her kind, hungering for a life she has never known. When the man she considers one of her few true friends vanishes and her request to help in the search is denied, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to finally make a difference in a world she both fears and longs for. Damien Tremaine is a master thief and assassin, hired by the Grigori themselves, who will do anything for a price. As circumstances force Ariane and Damien ever closer together, what begins as an alliance of necessity quickly becomes one of need and finding what they seek may bind them eternally...or tear them, and everything they care about, apart.
Secret of the Wolf
By Cynthia Garner
Council Liaison Victoria "Tori" Joseph is a werewolf with a secret: she's withholding information about a recent slate of were-attacks that result in human victims turning into werewolves. She struggles with her decision to tell what she knows about the case because doing so will harm someone very close to her. Yet, working with her sexy human colleague, Detective Dante Fabrizio, has her wanting to do the right thing.Dante has been in the Special Case Division for almost a year and is still shocked at how violent the Extra Dimensionals (EDs) can be. Experience tells him Victoria knows more than she's telling and while he can't ignore the danger inherent in a relationship with a werewolf, he can't deny his attraction to her.
Soul Eater, Vol. 9
By Atsushi Ohkubo
Crona's loyalties are torn as Medusa re-groups and plots to beat both DWMA and her sister, Arachne, in the arms race for Eibon's demon tools. As the madness of the Kishin continues to spread, Maka, BalckStar, and Kid being even more rigorous training to master their weapons and work together as a team.Will they be ready to fact Arachnophobia in time for their next missoin? Or will internal strife tear them apart?!
By Jacqueline Carey
Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes and members of the Santitos, the Little Saints of Santa Olivia, Loup Garron and Pilar Ecchevarria spent their entire lives under military occupation in a cordon of no-man's-land that used to be Texas; in an isolated town called Outpost 12, once known as Santa Olivia. But now they're free and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape. During a series of escapades, they discover that Miguel Garza, Loup's former sparring partner and reprobate surrogate brother, has escaped from Outpost 12 and is testifying on behalf of its forgotten citizens. At least until he disappears from protective custody, a victim of his own impetuousness. Driven by a sense of honour, Loup vows to rescue Miguel, even though venturing into the US, where GMOs are considered government property, could mean losing her liberty. Driven by love and loyalty, Pilar promises to help her. It will take a daring and absurd caper to extricate Miguel from the mess he's created; and an even greater risk to make their actions count, to shed light on the plight of the forgotten citizens of Santa Olivia. But once again, Loup is prepared to risk everything... and this time, she has help.
Second Grave On The Left
By Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson sees dead people. As grim reaper extraordinaire it's her job to convince them to 'go into the light'. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), Charley dons her Private Investigator hat to solve the crime.
Seduce Me In Flames
By Jacquelyn Frank
Cast aside after her mother was tried and executed for treason by her volatile father, Ambrea Vas Allay has lived in exile for much of her life. Once raised amidst opulence and luxury, the proud and regal Ambrea - the exiled heir to the Allay throne - is watched closely by the emperor's network of spies.Now being offered a chance at freedom, at the cost of denouncing her blood and right to the throne, Ambrea hesitates to take it . . . until a mysterious, incendiary man enters her world. A man whose secret powers have already caused destruction in his life. Betrayed by those he cared about the most, his embittered hard exterior refuses to allow anyone in. Yet, despite his reluctance, he and Ambrea forge a fragile bond . . . one that could finally free them both from their tragic pasts.
The Spirit Eater
By Rachel Aaron
With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation.Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon's voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone's holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli's help for finding her missing father.But there are larger plans afoot than even Eli can see, and the real danger, and the solution, may lie with one of his own and her forgotten past.If only Nico could remember whose side she's on.
Shades Of Night
By Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge
When Jet and Iridium - best friends turned enemies - came together to bring down a supervillain, they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter, whose frequency kept the New Chicago's heroes of in-line - and sane. Now the city is plunged into chaos as these heroes are suddenly the biggest threat. Corp-Co brings in a new Squadron from India - but when heroes are tied into a system of sponsorship, only money, and not a sense of duty, can persuade them to save the day. As they haggle, Everyman sets out to destroy the powers with a group of enhanced super-soldiers, and the mysterious villain Doctor Hypnotic is lulling heroes and supervillains alike into his seductive web - a dream-world where everything is perfect, but nothing is real. Once again Jet and Iridium are forced to set aside their hatred of each other to do what they were born to do: save the world.
By Jacqueline Carey
Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon, engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
Sins Of The Flesh
By Caridad Pineiro
Mercenary Mick Carerra considered himself ruthless, determined, and at times, amoral. But he always got the job done. That's why Dr. Raymond Edwards hired him. A radical gene experiment had gone wrong and the patient needed to be eliminated-Mick was just right for the job. However, Mick didn't expect the face of his soon-to-be victim, Caterina Shaw, to be so beautiful. The attraction was instant, and this was the first time that Mick ever had to question one of his targets. Mick locates Caterina, but instead of a deranged killer he finds an innocent and injured woman who seems to be part human, part chameleon. Mick can't help but feel for her. He takes her to a safe house to treat her injuries and find out more about this mysterious woman. As the story unfolds, Mick sees the human side of Caterina and realizes that she was just a pawn in a terrible game...one that will claim more victims unless Mick can clear Cat's name and capture the true criminal.
Stakes And Stilettos
By Michelle Rowen
Newly vampd Sarah Dearly wants her normal life back but fate is fighting against her. She tries to get a nice regular job and gets staked at the interview, only to be rescued by a masked vampire calling himself the Red Devil. Then a wallflower-turned-witch curses her, making her a bloodthirsty, sun-allergic nightwalker - the worst type of vampire there is and the source of all the myths. And if that wasn't bad enough, she can't get married because her 600-year-old boyfriend, Thierry, is already in a centuries-long marriage of convenience he can't escape.As Sarh's nightwalker tendencies make her more dangerous, even to those she loves, she'll have to counterract the curse, unmask the intriguing Red Devil and - oh yeah - get a commitment from her man. But if that's what it takes to secure her happiness, Sarah is ready....even if it means emvracing her inner vamp to do it.
Swimming Without A Net
By MaryJanice Davidson
Half human and half reluctant mermaid, Frederika Bimm finds herself investigating her watery roots in the latest instalment of her highly original and very funny romantic adventures. After spending her entire life without seeing another mermaid or merman, there are suddenly undersea folk all over the place when Fred visits the Black Sea. But Fred is still torn between her reluctant attraction to Artur, arrogant high prince of the mer-people, and wealthy human Thomas. Will the trip finally help her make up her mind, and separate the men from the fish?
Sister Of The Dead
By Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
Magiere is a dhampir - half human, half vampire - sired for the purpose of slaying the undead. Outside the village of Chemestuk, where she was born and raised, stands her father's keep. Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind ... But there are those who don't want Magiere to learn the truth - and when her half-elf partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why. Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse ...The Noble Dead saga continues as Magiere and Leesil embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of their mysterious origins - and those responsible for orchestrating the events that brought them together ...
The Spellsong War
By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
When Anna Marshall wished she could be anywhere but Ames, Iowa, and anything but a singer and music instructor at Iowa State University, she did so at exactly the wrong time and found herself pulled from Iowa to the very different world of Erde. On Erde, music is magic, and Anna's ability makes her an enormously powerful sorceress - potentially.With her unique power, Anna saves the kingdom of Defalk from invasion and in six months becomes its regent. After six years of war, Defalk is weak and Anna must turn her efforts to rebuilding the kingdom. But she has little time: Defalk's southern neighbour is already encroaching on the border. Rising to power in Defalk may have been the easy part; now Anna will need all her skill merely to hold on to what's she's managed to accomplish so far.
Son Of Spellsinger
By Alan Dean Foster
Much to Clothahump the Wizard's distress, ex-hippie Jon-Tom and Talea's son Buncan wants to be a questing hero, but not a spellsinger. Instead he forms a band with Mudge's kids, otters Noctor and Squill, one that creates a wild unpredictable magic - based on rap!Then an anteater arrives with rumours about a dangerous legend. Soon the young rappers, aided by a drunk rhino, are off on an odyssey to a fortress where evil sorcerers threaten the world. And where only the unknown power of Buncan's beat can stop the hordes of hideous hybrids.