After killing the hunter who held her captive for her blood, Allie wants nothing more than to leave her resurrectionist abilities behind and settle into normalcy with Ploy, the boy she thinks she loves but isn't entirely sure she should trust. Before she can pass down her leadership responsibilities though, Allie's stab at a new life fades as she uncovers a direct threat to the resurrectionists of Fissure's Whipp that thrusts her into an ever-tightening snare of enemies. And some are closer than she thinks. For the chance at a happily-ever-after with Allie, Ploy would do almost anything, including using the dark past he hoped to forget to eliminate the new scheme against her. But when Allie forbids him from getting involved, Ploy must decide if helping the girl he loves is worth the cost of betraying her. Something Grave is the second book in the deliciously dark and riveting Resurrectionists series, perfect for fans of thrilling mysteries, forbidden romance, heart-pounding action, and feisty heroines with unique abilities.
K. M. Szpara follows his explosive debut novel Docile with First, Become Ashes, a fantastic standalone adventure that explores self-discovery after trauma and outgrowing abusive origins over the course of an American road trip.
The Fellowship raised Lark to kill monsters.
His partner betrayed them to the Feds.
But Lark knows his magic is real, and he’ll do anything to complete his quest.
For thirty years, the Fellowship of the Anointed isolated its members, conditioning them to believe that pain is power. That magic is suffering. That the world beyond the fence has fallen prey to monsters. But when their leader is arrested, all her teachings come into question.
Those touched by the Fellowship face a choice: how will they adjust to the world they were taught to fear, and how will they relate to the cult's last crusader, Lark? For Kane, survival means rejecting the magic he and his lover suffered for. For Deryn, the cult's collapse is an opportunity to prove they are worth as much as their Anointed brother. For Calvin, lark is the alluring embodiment of the magic he's been seeking his entire life.
But for Lark, the Fellowship isn’t over. Before he can begin to discover himself and heal a lifetime of traumas, he has a monster to slay.
First, Become Ashes contains explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape.
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Evil is a constant, not a concept, and Evil won't stop until Paul Logan is destroyed. When his girlfriend is violently murdered by a hound of hell, Paul Logan discovers he can wield magic. Since then, not everything is what it seems. In fact, nothing is as it seems. With the help of a mentor, he struggles to learn about his new powers. But when the man who murdered his mother reappears, will he be able to control what happens next? ln a battle filled with blazing guns and formidable magic, Paul attempts to destroy the Evil that wants him dead. His life hinges on his success or failure.
If you like M.D. Massey, Jim Butcher, or Shayne Silvers, then you’ll love this dark urban fantasy book.
When the resurrectionists of Fissure's Whipp begin disappearing, eighteen-year-old Allie knows someone is after their blood-or, more accurately, the genetic mutation that allows their blood to heal wounds, save lives, and even bring back the recently deceased. Raised by her aunt after her parents' deaths, Allie knows staying vigilant means staying alive. She's trained her whole life to protect herself by any means necessary, from self-defense classes to extensive weapons training in knives. Now she's gone so far as to befriend a homeless boy named Ploy who unknowingly trades a few nights a week on her couch in exchange for being a human tripwire to those hunting her. But as Allie and Ploy's feelings for each other grow, Allie realizes that, this time, she'll need more than fighting skills and a sharp blade to beat a villain literally out for blood. Protecting a girl he shouldn't love from a threat he understands too well, Ploy must face his past to save his future in Allie's world-a world where bringing back the dead can cost you your life.
Strike One: My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk. Not cool, Mom. I've spent most of my life answering to Teddy because I couldn't make Theo work. Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I've managed to redeem myself. There's only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot. Doesn't matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well. And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she's perfect. That's right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching-band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams. Everything is perfect. That is, until Troy takes a good look at her. I'm not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I'm not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game. I may not know much about play strategy, but I've been the good guy my whole life. I've been listening, and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he's underestimating the guy on the right.
When his girlfriend is violently murdered by a hound of hell, Paul Logan discovers he can wield magic. Since then, not everything is what it seems. In fact, nothing is as it seems. With the help of a mentor, he struggles to learn about his new powers. But when the man who murdered his mother reappears, will he be able to control what happens next. ln a battle filled with blazing guns and formidable magic, Paul attempts to destroy the Evil that wants him dead. His life hinges on his success or failure.
'Detective Ethan Quinn has questions. The Arlington Slasher case is closed, the UNSUB no longer a threat — but Quinn can’t quiet the suspicion he harbors toward his partner and the young, attractive ME. Not only does he loathe his uncertainty, he’s torn between doing his job and protecting his team.
Burying himself in cases no longer works. He’s restless. On edge. And tired of fighting his compulsions. Quinn has always viewed the law in black and white. Only now his world is swirling with a murky gray that threatens to devour him.
When lead medical examiner Avery Johnson careens toward a dangerous path, she pulls the unwitting detective into a dark web of deception and lust, triggered by a spree of recent killings.
Is this new player linked to the Bathory murders, or is it another copycat?
Time almost took Avery from him once before. As the clock ticks, Quinn will stop at nothing to protect her, refusing to let Avery become a victim again. Against his uncompromising logic, Quinn can’t deny his feelings. Avery forces him to acknowledge his darker desires, tempting his control — which weakens with every second he spends with the feisty ME as they hunt down the perpetrator threatening to tear them apart.
LOVE HER, LEAVE HER is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!In LOVE HER, LEAVE HER (Book II of Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker), newly redemptive Elias King chases his second chance at love across the country. When his past mistakes put his and Alex's future on the line, Elias must prove that his determination to change is stronger than his addictions. Now back in her hometown, Alex is forced to turn to Elias when her abusive ex steps back into the picture. After Elias risks his life to keep Alex and her family out of harm's way, Alex is left to decide if she can trust a boy with a dangerous hold on her heart, or turn her back on him for good.
I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. Alicia Drake, author of the critically acclaimed biography The Beautiful Fall, evokes contemporary life in the City of Lights lavishness of Edward St. Aubyn and the sophistication of Julia Pierpont's Among Ten Thousand Things. I Love You Too Much is a novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a devastating coming of age story told from the sidelines of Parisian perfection. In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely. This is the Paris of thirteen-year-old Paul. Shy and unloved, he quietly observes the lives of the self-involved grown-ups around him: his glamorous Maman, Séverine, her younger musician lover, Gabriel, and his fitness-obsessed Papa, Philippe. Always overlooked, it's only a matter of time before Paul witnesses something that he's not supposed to see... Seeking solace in an unlikely friendship with rebellious classmate Scarlett and succumbing to the temptation of the numerous patisseries in his elegant neighborhood, Paul searches for unconditional love. But what will he do if he can't find it?
This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl goes home with someone else.
Meet Eve. She's a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can't quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She's a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.
Meet Ben. He's an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn't opine, he doesn't ruminate, he doesn't simmer until he boils over.
So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don't exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship possibly forever.
Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn't go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.
A brand-new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy!
It can't be true! An identical twin dummy as evil as Slappy?
Gavin thinks he has the original dummy. But he doesn't have Slappy -- he has Snappy. And once Snappy comes to life, he will do anything to destroy his twin brother.