Prince of Air and Darkness

Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope.

The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance—and will do anything to get it.
They don’t realize he can’t levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war.
Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas’s roommate—and self-proclaimed arch nemesis—is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can’t begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick.
Trusting Roark’s mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly.
Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn’t the monster he’d imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war…or destroy them both.
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In the Shadows (The Club, #10)

This novella is a standalone that is part of The Club series. Learn more about The Club at: www.theclub.website or www.facebook.com/theclubseries Former spec-ops member Ezekiel Harding returned home from his time as a POW to find his family destroyed. Adrift and with no real purpose for a man of his skill set, an employment opportunity at The Club—a private and high-end BDSM club in Karim, Texas—gives Zeke the stability he desperately needs.Vivian Bennett isn't looking for love or lust, not when a cunning stalker puts her in the crosshairs. Even without an anonymous enemy, she's too busy as the owner of Divine Twins Bakery to take a second look at any man. That is, until Zeke walks into her shop.Sparks fly, a killer draws closer, and Zeke will only have one chance to save the woman who's finally drawing him out of the shadows.
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Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews

A bumper collection – over 150,000 words! – of book reviews, many of full essay length, by the two-time Hugo winning and World Fantasy Award-winning co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and author, among much fiction, of such recent nonfiction works as Corrupted Science and (forthcoming) Denying Science. Scholarly, iconoclastic, witty, passionate, opinionated, hilarious, scathing and downright irritating by turn, these critical pieces are sure to appeal to anyone who loves fantasy, science fiction, mystery fiction, crime fiction and many points in between ... and who also enjoys a rousing argument. Includes reviews of Kevin J. Anderson: Hopscotch Isaac Asimov, Janet Jeppson Asimov (editor): It's Been a Good Life Clive Barker: Coldheart Canyon Hilari Bell: A Matter of Profit Mark Billingham: Lazy Bones Ray Bradbury: From the Dust Returned Ray Bradbury: Let's All Kill Constance Lois McMaster Bujold: The Curse of Chalion Jonathan Carroll: The Wooden Sea Nancy A. Collins: Tempter Thomas H. Cook: Into the Web Thomas H. Cook: Peril Wes Craven: Fountain Society Michael Crichton: Prey David and Leigh Eddings: Regina's Song Sylvia Louise Engdahl, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon: Enchantress from the Stars Jeffrey Ford: The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque Katherine V. Forrest: Daughters of a Coral Dawn Gregory Frost: Fitcher's Brides Lisa Gardner: Alone Lisa Gardner: The Killing Hour Lisa Gardner: The Survivors' Club Martin Gardner: Science Good, Bad and Bogus Dashiell Hammett, Vince Emery (editor): Lost Stories: 21 Long-Lost Stories from the Bestselling Creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man Laurell K. Hamilton: A Caress of Twilight Greg Hurwitz: The Program P.D. James: The Murder Room Graham Joyce: The Tooth Fairy Stephen King: Bag of Bones Dean Koontz: From the Corner of His Eye Jack London: Fantastic Tales Ed McBain: Fat Ollie's Book Jack McDevitt: Deepsix Nick Mamatas: Northern Gothic George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle: Windhaven Richard Matheson: Come Fygures, Come Shadowes Richard Matheson: Noir: Three Novels of Suspense Elizabeth Moon: Remnant Population Elizabeth Moon: The Speed of Dark Michael Moorcock: The Dreamthief's Daughter Larry Niven: The Integral Trees Terry Pratchett: Thief of Time Christopher Priest: The Extremes Ian Rankin: Resurrection Men Kim Stanley Robinson: The Years of Rice and Salt Peter Robinson: The First Cut Dan Simmons: Worlds Enough & Time: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction Victor J. Stenger: Has Science Found God? Sheri S. Tepper: The Companions Sheri S. Tepper: Singer from the Sea Donald E. Westlake: God Save the Mark Connie Willis: Passage F. Paul Wilson: The Haunted Air: A Repairman Jack Novel F. Paul Wilson: Hosts: A Repairman Jack Novel Jeanette Winterson: The World and Other Places . . . and many, many more!
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Take No Prisoners

John Grant is a master of transcendant literary fantasy. The author of more than 25 volumes of fiction and 35 volumes of criticism and essays, he is a giant in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Take No Prisoners is a collection of previously published short stories by John Grant. The author is a winner of the Hugo Award, the Chesley Award and the World Fantasy Award. The author is a nominee for the Hugo Award in the year 2004. John Grant is the author or co-author of more than 60 published books.**
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Strider's Universe

Captain Leonie Strider and her crew, stranded in a galaxy millions of parsecs from the Solar System, have helped the so-called Ancient Species of The Wondervale defeat the tyrannical Autarch Nalla. But all too soon the remaining warlords are fighting among each other. Before too long the genocidal Kaantalech emerges as the new Autarch.With the outcome looking desperate for the Ancient Species, only Strider and a handful of crewmates decide to remain in The Wondervale to help.If she is to lead the Ancient Species to victory and restore order to The Wondervale, Strider must not only battle the colossal power of Kaantalech but also find a way to overcome an even older danger that threatens to destroy them all . . .Combining high-powered space action, a gaggle of bizarre aliens -- both friend and foe -- and passions that are all too recognizably human, Strider's Universe continues the epic space opera begun in Strider's Galaxy, of which Stan Nicholls wrote in Time Out:[Strider's Galaxy] discards restraint and lets rip. Unashamedly occupying the pure entertainment end of the spectrum, this is a primary-colors read -- exotic, extravagant, zingy. Pipe-and-slippers science fiction it isn't.
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Strider's Galaxy

In the 25th century the human species, long exiled from the devastated Earth, sent a fleet of robot probes on voyages of discovery. Their objective was to find another planet suitable for terraforming and eventual human habitation.Ninety years later, across the empty oceans of space, the Tau Ceti probe reported success.Now, in the year 2531, a human expedition led by Captain Leonie Strider sets off from Jupiter orbit to claim humanity's first colony world outside the Solar System. But their progress is rudely halted by a hyperspace portal that snatches them millions of parsecs off course -- and into the middle of a galactic conflict . . . in someone else's galaxy. They must decide whether to stay and fight or to try to find their way home.But first they must survive . . .[Strider's Galaxy] discards restraint and lets rip. Unashamedly occupying the pure entertainment end of the spectrum, this is a primary-colors read -- exotic, extravagant, zingy. Pipe-and-slippers science fiction it isn't.----Stan Nicholls, Time Out
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The Life Business

With astonishing power, award-winning author John Grant portrays the human facility to falsify history, using as his backdrop the beginnings of the late-20th-century troubles in Northern Ireland, as an unwitting mainland schoolboy finds himself caught up in a violence he barely understands. ...a compelling coming-of-age tale (Declan Burke, Crime Always Pays)
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First

Best friends do everything together—including falling in love… Maya and Cat have been there for each other through thick and thin, the good and the bad, the laughter and the heartache. But with college graduation on the horizon and real life looming, they find themselves facing an uncertain future: one where not even friendship can save them from confusing choices, bad decisions, and the risks of falling in love. Maya knows that love only leads to pain, and the best relationships are short—one night short. But after waking up with Jake, her best friend’s older brother, in her bed, suddenly things aren’t as cut and dry. Cat and Jake are close, a tight unit since their parents’ death, and Cat will never forgive her if Jake gets hurt. Jake is a firefighter, and is used to running into flames—not away from them, and Maya can’t seem to resist. But she’s already decided her future, and it’s far away from here. The only way to get what she’s always wanted is to burn every bridge behind her, and destroy the possibility of a future with the one man she may be willing to love. When Cat Jacobs’s parents died while she was in high school, her brother’s best friend Dallas Miller was there to help pick up the pieces. Several years and a looming college graduation later, Cat’s motorcycle-riding, tattooed knight is about to ride off into the sunset—and leave her in his dust. She only has six days to convince him to fulfil her secret fantasy of having him for her first before he’s gone forever. She’s stubborn and he’s tempted, but this is a battle for more than just some time in the bedroom—it’s a fight for both their futures.
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