"This highly praised series quickly earned E.K. Blair acclaim for her ability to weave a sexy, twisted tale of love and revenge that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last word." They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I'm not innocent. I haven't been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams. Gone. Vanished. I never even had a choice. I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs. Until now. I'm ready to take back what was always meant to be mine. But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it's the heart. Series Reading Order -BANG (book 1) -ECHO (book 2) -HUSH (book 3)
In the fifth century BCE, Egypt is the greatest civilization known to mankind. But with a foolish king on its throne, the Nile Valley is ripe for conquering. Amid this climate of danger and strife, in the alleys and brothels of Memphis, an extraordinary young woman comes of age. To spare her siblings from starvation, Doricha is sold into prostitution. But she has gifts beyond mere beauty. Through wit and determination, she works her way into the realm of the hetaerae—courtesans of exceptional refinement. As a hetaera, Doricha has access to the schemes and negotiations that shape the world. But the rich and powerful also have access to her, and Doricha soon finds herself in the Pharaoh’s harem, caught up in his reckless schemes. When the Pharaoh sends her off to his fiercest enemy, thinly cloaked by a dangerous ruse, Doricha must become a double agent if she hopes to survive. Caught between the Pharaoh and the Persian king Cambyses, it is Doricha—once a slave, now a woman of great but secret power—who will determine Egypt’s fate. Persian Rose is Part 2 of the White Lotus trilogy.
"With all the fantasy elements you could ever ask for, a rich world, an intense plot and complex villains, this is a must read for any adult fantasy fan." - Crazy4Books Legends of Marithia is an adult, hard-hitting, epic fantasy series. It is best described as Game of Thrones meets Eragon meets Underworld. This collection of the first three books is over 250,000 words, and is jam-packed with epic action, twists and turns, and a glorious ending for the War of Prophecies. Are you ready for a journey to Marithia? BOOK DETAILS: Legends of Marithia: Book 1 - Prophecies Awakening (Uncut and Extended 2014 Edition) "When her sorceress mother and vampire king father are brutally murdered, Kassina makes a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness. In exchange for her soul, Kassina obtains power to become the most feared sorceress in all the lands, and vows to exact her revenge on the people for the deaths of her parents. Granted eternal life, Kassina and her evil are never far away. For many years, the humans and elves of the mystical world of Marithia have lived in an age of peace. But that peace is shattered when King Arman is slain by his own son, a pawn of the vampire sorceress Kassina. Arman's murder sparks the most brutal and bloody war ever seen between the Forces of Darkness and the peaceful Marithians. In the midst of the conflict, Vartan, a young knight wrongfully outcast from King Arman's court, reluctantly discovers he is the subject of a prophecy involving the fabled weapon, Talonsphere. In alliance with the legendary dragons, he finds himself with the opportunity to rid the world of Kassina and her dark armies forever, and finally return Marithia to an era of peace." Legends of Marithia: Book 2 - Darkness Rising In the aftermath of the Battle of the Elven Woods, the two legends of Marithian prophecy are both dangerously close to the dark grip of death as Marithia suffers under the powers of the Blood Red Moon. Vartan, prophesised to save Marithia, lays spellbound under the protection of the mythical dragons. The vampire sorceress Kassina, prophesised to bring about their Armageddon has been moved to the underworld by the demon lord himself, Shindar. A seed of the gods has grown and their greatest gift to Marithians, Anakari, makes her fated journey to discover her purpose. A former shining jewel of Marithian peace, castle Greenhaven, remains in ruins after its defeat under Kassina's forces and the elves rebuild their war torn city of Veldrenn. Talonsphere must be found before Marithia merges with the Underworld and Shindar brings about the world's end. Legends of Marithia: Book 3 - Talonsphere "The glowing stronghold of Marithian resistance, Greenhaven, has been recaptured from the Forces of Darkness in a victory overshadowed by a dark secret's revalation. Vampire-sorceress Kassina is hell-bent on seeing out the Blood Red Moon prophecy and enact a grim conclusion to the world as they know it. As the realm of the underworld merges with Marithia, the Lord of Darkness, Shindar, is ever closer to marching into Marithia with his army. Prince Vartan must walk his fated path and seek out Talonsphere, the ultimate weapon that will save them all that resides in the elusive location, Daessar. He is aided by the legendary dragons, a woman from the stars, a demon hunter, and a trusted knight. Everything they fought for has led to this moment, and the gods watch from the stars above as the prophecies collide. Who will be left standing?" Save money and buy the whole series!
A History of the African American Novel offers an in-depth overview of the development of the novel and its major genres. In the first part of this book, Valerie Babb examines the evolution of the novel from the 1850s to the present, showing how the concept of black identity has transformed along with the art form. The second part of this History explores the prominent genres of African American novels, such as neoslave narratives, detective fiction, and speculative fiction, and considers how each one reflects changing understandings of blackness. This book builds on other literary histories by including early black print culture, African American graphic novels, pulp fiction, and the history of adaptation of black novels to film. By placing novels in conversation with other documents - early black newspapers and magazines, film, and authorial correspondence - A History of the African American Novel brings many voices to the table to broaden interpretations of the novel's development.
Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In The Margins List One of Library Journal's Best African American Fiction Books of 2014 "[A] heart-thumping thriller...K'wan does a masterful job of keeping readers on their toes right up to the very last page." --Publishers Weekly "Fans expecting another thug-in-the-street story will be pleasantly surprised at this rough police procedural." --Library Journal "K'wan steadily builds to a frantic, movie-worthy climax." --Entertainment Weekly Included in Written Magazine's "Publisher's Picks: 30-Books-in-90-Days" list "Yet another heart-thumping thriller by this Hip Hop author who delivers." --Library Services for Youth in Custody "This book features the sublime story and character development that K'wan is known for." --Urban Reviews "One of hip-hop fiction's hottest authors." --King "The legacies of Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines are forever preserved." --Upscale "Black Lotus is an absolutely riveting read...an edge-of-the-seat nail-biter...you won't be disappointed." --Zachary Mule "Well-written at a fast pace...the suspense is cutting edge and cunning. Even if you are on top of your sleuth game, you will not figure out the game players or assassin until the end...Hats off to you K'wan." --Ski-wee's Book Corner Detective James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for? His career hanging on by a thread, he needs a major show of good faith to keep employed and out of prison. That's when he gets the call. From the moment he arrives at the crime scene, Detective Wolf knows that he's in over his head. He's a narcotics detective, called in to consult on a homicide, but this is no ordinary homicide--a priest was butchered and left for dead inside his own church, with the promise of more bodies to follow. The only lead is the killer's calling card: a black lotus flower left at the crime scene. Detective Wolf now has the opportunity to quietly track and stop the Black Lotus before the next victim is claimed, in exchange for wiping his service record clean. Accepting this case started as Detective Wolf's attempt to get Internal Affairs off his back. But when his hunt for the Black Lotus leads him to a cold case from his past, it becomes personal. Infamous Books, curated by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Stories from Venus & Uranus" is a series of stories written by Stanley G. Weinbaum featuring Hamilton Hammond and Patricia Burlingame. Contents: Parasite PlanetThe Lotus EatersThe Planet of Doubt
A daemon princess, super-tech & secrets that might get you killed?! Geeky artist Patrick Connolly just woke in the last place he ever thought he’d find himself—in bed with his classmate Nualla. However, as the drunken haze starts to wear off, he soon learns she’s no longer his dream girl, she’s his wife! But if he thinks his wildest dreams have just been granted, he’s dead wrong. Because one night with her might literally mean his death. You see, Nualla’s not just any girl, she’s a Kalodaemon princess. A secret race of gazelle-horned beings who’ve lived alongside us for thousands of years. Hidden just beyond the range of human perception. And Patrick’s troubles won’t stop there, because Nualla’s royal daemon family, tech-genius best friend, and their secret world will be coming along for the ride. Patrick might have thought navigating the social circles of their elite San Francisco private school was hard enough. But if he isn’t careful, the intricate laws and perils of the Kalodaemon Empire might just get him killed. This 335,000-word trilogy omnibus box set collection includes ALL THREE BOOKS in the Marked Ones series including a special trilogy edition of Daemons in the Mist! Save 30% versus buying the individual books! Perfect for fans of Shadowhunters, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Dragon's Gift: The Huntress. Buy The Marked Ones: The Complete Trilogy today & watch as this adorkable fish-out-of-water navigates the perils of marrying a daemon princess! Sign up for Kat’s mailing list & unlock your exclusive Daemons of Karalia short story & other shiny bonus content: www.ShadowdustAndWonderlust.com/marked-incentive
In the fifth century BCE, Egypt is the greatest civilization known to mankind. But with a foolish king on its throne, the Nile Valley is ripe for conquering. Amid this climate of danger and strife, in the alleys and brothels of Memphis, an extraordinary young woman comes of age. To spare her siblings from starvation, Doricha is sold into prostitution. But she has gifts beyond mere beauty. Through wit and determination, she works her way into the realm of the hetaerae—courtesans of exceptional refinement. As a hetaera, Doricha has access to the schemes and negotiations that shape the world. But the rich and powerful also have access to her, and Doricha soon finds herself in the Pharaoh’s harem, caught up in his reckless plans. When the Pharaoh sends her off to his fiercest enemy, thinly cloaked by a dangerous ruse, Doricha must become a double agent if she hopes to survive. Caught between the Pharaoh and the Persian king Cambyses, it is Doricha—once a slave, now a woman of great but secret power—who will determine Egypt’s fate. Blending ancient fable with true history, White Lotus brings Egypt’s downfall to life.
One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2015 "Holmes...is a noted pioneering street lit author. His smooth-flowing narrative mixes crime, sex, and sassy street language, giving his protagonists a true life-in-the-streets feel. This will more than satisfy serious readers of urban fiction." --Library Journal (Starred Review, Pick of the Month) "I read this book in one sitting....It's a great way to escape and be entertained for a few hours." --Baltimore Times "Pure entertainment." --Hawt Reads Dixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler's wife, the mother of a beautiful daughter, and she owns a town house and a nice car--she's living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn's whole world begins to crumble. Quickly things go from bad to worse--as the bills begin to mount, her ability to continue to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. Strapped for cash, her good intentions lead to bad decisions. Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, and her one saving grace, or so she initially believes. In Dixyn's time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself into the murky waters of street life and is soon entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit. She ultimately discovers that there are no rules in the game. In the game, loyalty is limited. Trust will get you hurt and love will get you killed. Infamous Books, curated by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new. Releases include works by national best sellers JaQuavis Coleman, K'wan, Miasha, Prodigy, and many others forthcoming.