Who knows what hides in the fire... Macey's allies are assembled, ready to take on the evil that is plaguing their lands. There's only one problem...one of the Wardens is unable to fight and without him, everything seems lost. Can Macey find a way to make things right? Or has Mahoun already won the battle before it's even begun? A reverse harem (still) drenched in Scottish mythology. Book 4 in the Seven Wardens series. Reading order: #1 From the Deeps #1.5 Through the Storms (optional spin-off) #2 Into the Mists #3 Beneath the Earth #4 Within the Flames #5 Above the Waves #6 Under the Ice #7 Rule the Dark Search terms: steamy romance, paranormal romance, magic, sorcery, reverse harem romance, RH romance, RH paranormal romance, reverse harem paranormal romance, myth, myths, action, adventure, female protagonist, novel, hero, romance, romance ebook, creature, monster, supernatural, fantasy, mythology, Scotland, Britain, UK, London, Celtic, kelpie, kelpies, incubus, wraith, ghost, prophecy, evil, mystery, abduction, kidnapping, Nessie, selkie.
Earthy and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifested in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. But images of her have been conspicuously missing from the Western world for centuries--until now. Here, the authors explain the psychological significance of the divine feminine in the lives of modern women and men. 21 illustrations.
Twenty years as an outsider scouring the underbelly of American culture has made Howard Hampton a uniquely hardnosed guide to the heart of pop darkness. Bridging the fatalistic, intensely charged space between Apocalypse Now Redux and Nirvanaâe(tm)s âeoeSmells Like Teen Spirit,âe his writing breaks down barriers of ignorance and arrogance that have segregated art forms from each other and often from the world at large. In the freewheeling spirit of Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs, and Manny Farber, Hampton calls up the extremist, underground tendencies and archaic forces simmering beneath the surface of popular forms. Ranging from the kinetic poetry of Hong Kong cinema and the neoâe"New Wave energy of Irma Vep to the punk heroines of Sleater-Kinney and Ghost World, Born in Flames plays odd couples off one another: pitting Natural Born Killers against Forrest Gump, contrasting Jean-Luc Godard with Steven Spielberg, defending David Lynch against aesthetic ideologues, invoking The Curse of the Mekons against Fredric Jamesonâe(tm)s Postmodernism, and introducing D. H. Lawrence to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. âeoeWe are born in flames,âe sang the incandescent Lora Logic, and here those flames are a source of illumination as well as destruction, warmth as well as consumption. From the scorched-earth works of action-movie provocateurs Seijun Suzuki and Sam Peckinpah to the cargo cult soundscapes of Pere Ubu and the Czech dissidents Plastic People of the Universe, Born in Flames is a headlong plunge into the passions and disruptive power of art.
A former City of Milwaukee firefighter, the author writes his memoir with candor, depth, spice and emotional insight. He lays out the tumultuous events that led him as a youth into the profession, and the wealth of eye-opening experiences along the way. He plumbs the character of the firefighters and paramedics who answer the call for rescue—but also the character of those who make the call, the rescuer and the rescued. The author keeps the reader close with vivid details of fighting fire and dealing with the anguish of loss and destruction. He pulls no punches; he also describes the promotion process, the politics in stations and in the service as a whole, the struggle of teaching young firefighters, and the heavy price of dedication. The book fully displays the humanity of members of the fire service and the flavor of fire service tradition.
In the second instalment of the Maze Trilogy, religious fanaticism invades the village at the centre of the Maze: that and strangers from the kingdom usher in a period of change in which chaos rules. Meanwhile, on the outside of the Maze, murder, torture and treachery stalk the politics of the monastery as the despotic Chief Monk pursues the top job. The monastery hospital incarcerates its patients and makes them sicker in body and soul, not better. It is a story of birth, rebirth and renewal; revolution, drug abuse, gang warfare and social unrest; rape, revelations, lies and deceit. But the Maze stands firm.
Nearly dying can make a girl want things she’s never wanted before. Environmental engineer/architect Sophie Alexander’s life blueprints have always centered on being solo, professionally and personally. Thanks to a less-than-stellar (a.k.a. majorly dysfunctional) family, she trusts no one and prefers to be alone…until she nearly dies alone. Firefighter and eternal bachelor Nate Rottinghaus falls for Sophie the minute he lays eyes on her—while rescuing her from a burning building. Her defenses are down, but are his feelings enough to help her move beyond her past and embrace a future together? Fire Within is a stand-alone novella with a heartwarming happy ever after in the Island Fire series. Dive into this sexy, engrossing series today!
Guardian Witch Book Two A hidden evil stalks the city… Ari Calin refuses to believe her human friend Eddie murdered a vampire—in spite of his confession. Her human partner Ryan thinks the case is a slam dunk, even though there’s no weapon and no witnesses, but Ari’s not about to let her friend take the rap without finding out more. When Ari attends a charity event on the arm of a handsome werewolf, she finds someone she never expected to see again—Andreas De Luca, the charismatic vampire she used to date. When their eyes meet across the room, memories come rushing back. His kiss, his touch, a savage death…and a terrifying magical bond. A reconnection is the last thing she wants. Only by staying away and forgetting Andreas can she hope to avoid the Legend of Ramora. But when vampires keep dying, one thing becomes clear: Riverdale has a serial killer on its hands, and Andreas could be next. Ari begins to fear there’s more to it, though. Something truly evil is stalking the city, waiting to take control… Keywords: vampire, witch, supernatural thriller, paranormal suspense, demons, mystery, supernatural mystery
Best-selling author Chris d'Lacey brings us a magical story about mysterious hand crafted clay dragons who have unusual powers. When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within. Don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!
The end of the Taroshian Empire is near. It starts with a thousand howling wolfmen, streaming across the Red Strait to exact vengeance. It starts with secrets, with a missing wife and son and a covered-up murder. It starts with treachery, sown deep into every layer of human society. When Empires die, their last breaths have a way of becoming storms, and the wind is picking up. Conflict within and war abroad strain the Empire's resources. Were she to fall, it might not only mean the end of an era, it might be the end of mankind. An epic fantasy set in a grim world on the brink of an environmental crisis. Mother Earth calls for justice. Fire Within grabs hold of readers and doesn't let go until the last sentence. A fantastical debut from Morten Simonsen that will leave you begging for more. -Victoria Chandler, Chandler Editing
CAN THEY SAVE THE HOSTAGES BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT? Just as DCI Banham and DI Alison Grainger are about to get married, a policeman is shot and all officers are urgently called to the scene. Banham, a trained hostage negotiator, rushes to the street when he hears his friend, PC Martin Neville, has been injured and taken hostage, along with four others. As Banham tries to negotiate, things go from dangerous to critical, with PC Neville is in a life-threatening condition. Meanwhile Grainger, having been left at the altar, defies orders and is working on the case from the CCTV room. When the pieces begin to fall together, she finds herself in a deadly situation. With time nearly up, the demands of the hostage-takers are yet to be met and lives remain at risk... DCI Banham returns in the latest heart racing novel from critically acclaimed author Linda Regan. This fast-paced and gritty thriller is perfect for fans of Lynda La Plante and Kimberley Chambers.
The Fire Within My struggle for justice, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls By: John T. Fox In The Fire Within, my struggle for justice, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, MMIWG, John T. Fox presents a painfully honest view of his life. From childhood to present day, he explores the struggles and triumphs he has experienced, including his battle with alcoholism and the loss of a beloved family member. He doesn’t hold back from the truth. He faces it head-on, encouraging readers to examine themselves and the current state of the world.
'David ran a hand through his mop of brown hair. Dragons. It was certainly different from his last set of lodgings, where all you got were spiders and the occasional mouse. "It's perfect," he said.' When David arrives at Wayward Crescent he has no idea what lurks inside the Pennykettle house. Only when he's given his own special dragon does he begin to unlock their mysterious secrets, and to discover the fire within...
You can run from your past, but it will eventually catch up. The organizations top assassin and tracker, Sage Taylor, is about to find that out firsthand when one of her toughest cases yet unearths the horrors of her past that she has tried so hard to bury. She will have to seek help from an unconventional partner in order to stop the biggest, baddest monster shes ever faced. Has she finally met her match?
In Africa, there is unrest, and possibly tragedy, when new trends clash with traditional issues. With a curmudgeonly stepmother who harasses her even as she spoils her own biological daughter, Mungeu', the protagonist, blazes a path for herself in the face of many odds. But things go terribly wrong when she falls pregnant. The dilemma of whether or not to keep the pregnancy, given society's expectations, flings this young woman into direct confrontation with a life that is beyond her years. She is bent on succeeding: she will keep her baby, and with her training at a girls' craft center, start a business and bring up her illegitimate child. But Mungeu' can only make plans as she realizes before long that the authority to dispose of them does not rest with her alone; there are other powerful forces out there.
Most people think the Cold War ended when the Soviet Union collapsed. Though the USSR may have been beaten, their war infrastructure and resentment didn’t simply go away. What if there were still secret weapons systems in place and angry old men eager to set them off? In From within the Firebird’s Nest, former KGB official Sergei Kirill Mikhailov revives a secret biological weapon: the Crimson Firebird. His aim is to strike a devastating blow to the United States while pinning the blame on an impressionable young Arab man, thus initiating a global crisis. Meanwhile, one of Sergei’s former colleagues is scrambling to stop the weapon from being deployed and recruits an unlikely team that includes his son (now a banker in Oklahoma), a former Stasi agent, and an American writer named Evan. Together they must shed light on foes hiding in the dark and save the world from unthinkable destruction. Crypto codes, numbers stations, and sleeper agents all factor into this ultra-high-stakes story of international intrigue. The Cold War gets a little warmer with each page, and all the animosity from the past builds and finally bursts in a shocking conclusion.
Ray Sibson is a hunter of darkness, a killer of witches, and a destroyer of the evil, he and his trusted dog, Bodie, have travelled the land for years and done the work only he can. His latest adventure almost kills them both; an evil so close to home it tears their very heart to pieces. And when he thinks he may have defeated the dark force it raises again stronger than before. It almost killed them last time, and this time it was not going to fail again. Will this be Ray's last adventure or will he be able to muster the courage, the strength and skill needed to defeat an almost unstoppable adversary. Read this latest, exciting book in the darkness saga that has spanned years and delved deep into the darkness like no other before it.
Hazardous wastes by American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting
A collection of essays celebrates the foibles of the author's everyday life in France and America, from an attempt to make coffee with water from a flower vase to a drug purchase in a North Carolina mobile home.