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Magic Matched Box Set

By Lola White
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  • Publisher : Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
  • Isbn : 1786864835
  • Pages : 1490
  • Category : Fiction
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Magic Matched Betrothed In witching society, magic and politics are the only things that matter, and marriages are arranged for advantage rather than love. Humiliated by a string of broken betrothals, Ileana Lovasz only wants freedom from her manipulative grandfather. So when she's forced into meeting her next suitor, she decides to give the budding relationship all she's got. Eliasz Levy simply wants an alliance with Ileana's brother Silviu, a man rising through the witching ranks. That is, until the Lovasz woman arrives at his home and stirs up emotions Eliasz never thought to feel. Silviu has bigger things on his mind than his sister's marriage. Georgeanne Davenold, Silviu's betrothed and the key to his rise in power, is back in his life after a ten-year separation that left her distrustful of his intentions. Their union is a novelty, spanning the divide between matriarchal and patriarchal Families. Their union is also alarming, combining the influence and magic of two witches only heard of in myth and legend. Ileana, Eliasz, Silviu and Georgie must build an alliance that will help them all get what they want, but with too many lies and too many enemies, the game they're playing turns treacherous. When the two women come under attack, neither Silviu nor Eliasz knows which is the target. They only know that they will protect the women their hearts have claimed as their own, even though that means defying the traditions of witching society, risking every goal they hold dear and confronting the dangerous members of their own families. Married In witching society, magic and politics are the only things that matter, and marriages are arranged for advantage rather than love. Tulah Ngozi doesn't want to go home, but she's being forced to attend the wedding of the man who killed her father years ago. The Ngozi men are determined to use her in their plots against each other, but she takes her future into her own hands when she learns that Adam Davenold will also be in attendance. Adam is a powerful man in a matriarchal Family, used to being seduced by women looking to gain power. He's good at guarding his heart—until he meets Tulah. Diplomacy demands that the Davenolds attend the wedding and, in the company of their Matriarch, Adam and Georgeanne travel to the Ngozi residence, where they become embroiled in a frightening power struggle. Georgeanne is grateful for the unexpected presence of her betrothed, Silviu, who arrives uninvited after he learns she will be there. When the groom proves disturbing and the Davenold Mother falls to a suspicious illness, Silviu's magic is the only thing Georgie can depend on for support. In witching society, magic and politics are the only things that matter, and marriages are arranged for advantage rather than love. But more than politics is at stake in a minefield of lies and betrayal. Death and dark magic stalk the Ngozi&–Levy wedding, and only Silviu and Georgeanne's Matched magic has a chance of getting everyone out alive. Motherhood In witching society, magic and politics are the only things that matter, and marriages are arranged for advantage rather than love. Christiana Davenold doesn't want to be Mother, but her husband is pushing for her to be named heir. Milo just wants to protect his wife, and he believes the position of leadership would keep her, and their unborn child, safe from the challenges of her cousins. But Mother Madeleine refuses to name a successor. As the Davenolds gather in the hopes that they can heal their Mother from the dark magic attack that has left her weak and near death, Silviu Lovasz and Georgeanne Davenold find themselves at a turning point neither could have expected. Troub

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  • File Pdf: second-grave-on-the-left.pdf

Book Summary:

Second in the Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward) When Charley Davidson and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. A friend of Cookie's named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. This friend then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling them to meet her at a nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi's still missing. There is, however, a clue left on the bathroom wall: a woman's name, scribbled by Mimi. Mimi's husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He's left his body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven...well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does? Here is your signpost for the most hilarious read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.

Travels in the White Man's Grave

By Donald MacIntosh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Neil Wilson Publishing
  • Isbn : 1906000352
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 670
  • File Pdf: travels-in-the-white-man-s-grave.pdf

Book Summary:

In the 1950s, the interior of West and Central Africa was still known as 'The White Man's Grave'. Its forests were primeval and inhabited the minds of Westerners as places of foreboding. But to Donald MacIntosh, a 23-year-old Gaelic-speaking Scottish forester, it was a dream come true when he found himself posted to the hot, cloying humidity of those fabled lands. During the next 30 years he was to work and live as a tree surveyor, prospector and forest botanist. He listened to the tales of ancient Africa from the lips of hunters, fishermen, chiefs and witch doctors from a vast diversity of tribes in myriad encampments and also had many encounters with the creatures of the forest, from the magnificent leopard to the homicidal buffalo, and from the indolent but horrendously venomous gaboon viper to the agile, irascible and instantly fatal spitting cobra. His odyssey contains a host of characters with exotic names like 'Old Man Africa', 'Magic Sperm', 'Famous Sixpence' and 'Pisspot', whose stories are all told here. But the Africa that MacIntosh describes is no more. The forests have been decimated, and with them have gone the people and the creatures that lived in them long before the coming of the white man's chain saw. This is a rare, poignant and sometimes hilarious glimpse into a vanished past by one who was part of it.

The Mages of Martir Omnibus (epic fantasy/sword and sorcery)

By Timothy L. Cerepaka
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Annulus Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 684
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: the-mages-of-martir-omnibus.pdf

Book Summary:

For the first time ever, get all four books in the "Mages of Martir" sword and sorcery series--The Mage's Grave, The Mage's Limits, The Mage's Sea, and The Mage's Ghost--in one convenient package! In the Mages of Martir series, follow Darek Takren, a mage at the prestigious North Academy school of magic, and Durima, a minor spirit who works for the gods, as they clash with the evil entity known as Uron, who seeks to destroy all of Martir, and his various allies. At 50% of the price of buying all four books individually, it's a great deal for any fantasy fan. Also includes the Mages of Martir short story What Sharks Hide From, available in ebook format for the first time ever. This short story follows Archmage Yorak and her pupil Auratus as they investigate a mysterious occurrence near their school, but soon find themselves in the fight for their lives against a ruthless foe. This collection also includes the first chapter of Timothy L. Cerepaka's upcoming novel, Gathering of the Chosen! KEYWORDS: Epic Fantasy, Swords and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy Mystery, Swords and Sorcery Magic, Epic Fantasy Swords and Sorcery Adventure, Fantasy Magic School, Mage, Fantasy Gods, Fantasy Deities, Fantasy Collection, Fantasy Omnibus

The Golden Bough

By J.G. Frazer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349004006
  • Pages : 756
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: the-golden-bough.pdf

Book Summary:

Sir James George Frazer originally set out to discover the origins of one ancient custom in Classical Rome - the plucking of the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove of Diana, and the murderous succession of the priesthood there - and was led by his invetigations into a twenty-five year study of primitive customs, superstitions, magic and myth throughout the world. The monumental thirteen-volume work which resulted has been a rich source of anthropological material and a literary masterpiece for more than half a century. Both the wealth of his illustrative material and the broad sweep of his argument can be appreciated in this very readable single volume.

Magic Bites

By Ilona Andrews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101041978
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: magic-bites.pdf

Book Summary:

Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring the intriguing fantasy world of mercenary Kate Daniels… Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way our of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way… This edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with a quiz to find your place there and with answers to frequently asked questions. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

The Unwanteds

By Lisa McMann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442407700
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: the-unwanteds.pdf

Book Summary:

A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths. Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.

Dire Wolf Wanted (Ice Age Shifters Book 4)

By Carol Van Natta
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chavanch Press, LLC
  • Isbn : 1946165131
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: dire-wolf-wanted.pdf

Book Summary:

The magical world stands on the brink of war, unless two extraordinary shifters can bridge the gulf between them. Dire wolf shifter and Shifter Tribunal agent Rayne Chekal poses as a prisoner to take down an illegal auction house that trafficks in shifters. Arvik Inuktan, agent for the Wizard Imperium and secret mythic shifter, infiltrated the auction staff with the same mission objective.Rayne finds him sexy as hell, but confusing. Her inner wolf says they’re in the mating dance, but to her, it feels more like a flailing tumble down the stairs. Arvik finds her irresistible, smart, and gorgeous. His inner beasts say Rayne is their mate, but he realizes he must track down his dark, forgotten past if he hopes to have a future with her. However, when the auction house falls, they open a whole new can of worms. War is coming. Separated, they must figure out what they can do to stop this, and hope the other can forgive them for the choices they’re forced to make.When Rayne and Arvik meet on the battlefield, can they overcome their differences and work together to stop the evil, or will this war engulf the magical world?Continue the enthralling paranormal romance with Dire Wolf Wanted, the fourth book in USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta's fun, action-filled, steamy-hot Ice Age Shifters™ series.~ ~ ~ ~ ~Dire Wolf Wanted is a complete story with an HEA and no cliffhanger, but your reading experience will be enhanced if you've read Shift of Destiny and Heart of a Dire Wolf first.~~~The Ice Age Shifters series: ** Shifter Mate Magic (Book 1) *standalone ** Shift of Destiny (Book 2) *standalone ** Heart of a Dire Wolf (Book 3) ** Dire Wolf Wanted (Book 4)

The Graves of Saints

By Christopher Golden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JournalStone
  • Isbn : 1947654675
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: the-graves-of-saints.pdf

Book Summary:

For centuries, Vatican sorcerers kept demons and monsters out of our world with the magic found in a grimoire called The Gospel of Shadows. Years ago, to save his people from madmen, Peter Octavian defeated those sorcerers and the Gospel of Shadows itself was banished from the Earth. Ever since, the evils and monstrosities lurking in parallel worlds have been waking to the realization that our magical defenses are down – the barriers keeping them out of our world are crumbling. With massive demonic incursions in locations around the world, Octavian should be focused on using his own sorcery to drive the evil out and rebuild our defenses. But a renegade vampire named Cortez has murdered the person Octavian loves the most and, even with his friends and allies around him, he is so lost in grief that he can think of nothing but revenge. There are others who can fight the darkness – mages and Shadows, witches and Reapers and vampire samurai – but only the warrior-mage, Peter Octavian, can defeat it. If he will answer the call.

Maohden Vol. 1

By Hideyuki Kikuchi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Digital Manga, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1613132395
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 340
  • File Pdf: maohden-vol-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Demon City Shinjuku, home to monsters and magicians alike. The warlock Gento Roran has broken his fifteen-year slumber and seeks dominion over the city. Now resurrected from his accursed sarcophagus, he is accompanied by the Hyota, the “small superman.” A secret seal has proclaimed that “Those who control Demon City will control the world.” And so the stage is set for a fateful battle between Gento and Setsura Aki. Meanwhile, Doctor Mephisto, the Demon Physician, is treating a curious new patient, a girl named Mayumi. Any man who has sex with her dies soon afterwards. This deadly cause and effect appears to be nothing more than coincidence at first. But only at first. Assassination squads possessed of the most unusual ways of dealing death come after Setsura. One after the next, he’s caught up in the fight of his life! What is this secret seal? And how is it connected to Mayumi? Hideyuki Kikuchi has again unleashed his creative powers in a thrilling and hair-raising tale of the supernatural. The first volume of Maohden!

This Side of the Grave

By Jeaniene Frost
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062065793
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 428
  • File Pdf: this-side-of-the-grave.pdf

Book Summary:

“Cat and Bones are combustible together.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Cat and Bones are back! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jeaniene Frost returns to her remarkable Night Huntress paranormal series, pulling out all the stops on This Side of the Grave. The incomparable team of half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her all-vamp husband Bones face their most terrifying challenge yet as they race to prevent a “species war” that could devastate humans and immortals alike—and are forced to seek help from their sworn enemy, the Ghoul Queen of New Orleans. Gripping, intriguing, and hot as Hades, This Side of the Grave is where Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan fans definitely want to be!

Moments of Magical Realism in US Ethnic Literatures

By Lyn Di Iorio Sandín,R. Perez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137329246
  • Pages : 279
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 902
  • File Pdf: moments-of-magical-realism-in-us-ethnic-literatures.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of essays that explores magical realism as a momentary interruption of realism in US ethnic literature, showing how these moments of magic realism serve to memorialize, address, and redress traumatic ethnic histories.

Cowboy Graves

By Roberto Bolaño
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735233594
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 869
  • File Pdf: cowboy-graves.pdf

Book Summary:

One more voyage to the literary universe of Roberto Bolaño, an essential voice of Latin American literature. Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas. In "Fatherland," a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as a friend disappears in the violence that ensues and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead. In "French Comedy of Horrors," in the wake of an eclipse a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in the title novella, Arturo Belano--one of the recurring heroes of Bolaño's fiction--returns to Chile after the coup to fight for socialism. Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a master of contemporary fiction. These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bolaño's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his fiction, while deepening our understanding of his profound gifts.