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Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal and several other books for young readers. About Blessed, she says, "Who hasn't felt like their life is over? Like they're all alone, facing an internal storm? That's when a little faith can save you, when you're fighting the hardest to believe in yourself." A member of the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA programme in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas, USA.
When slipped angel Zachary and his werewolf pal Kieren are summoned under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they find themselves in a hellish lock-down with an assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall decor and a sadistic instructor, will they manage to escape?
Teased by Tantalize? And possessed by Eternal? Then prepare yourself to be Blessed in Cynthia Leitich-Smith's latest dark fantasy. For those new to the series then start at the beginning. it will be well worth it. Fans of the first two books will be eager for this one. Characters from both Tantalize and Eternal appear in Blessed, and the two storylines intersect and build to a thrilling conclusion. Vampires, shapeshifters, angels, doomed romance, restaurant culture, and a road trip - all with a strong tie-in to Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The Feral series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith culminates in an explosive finale.Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla's transormation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly, she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat andalong with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimeea hunted fugitive.Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In realiation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species. Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friendsnew and oldinto battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes?A rousing blend of suspense, romance, humor, and high action for avid paranormal fans.
The adopted daughter of two respectable human parents, Kayla is a werecat in the closet. All she knows is the human world. When she comes out to her boyfriend, tragedy ensues, and her determination to know and embrace her heritage grows. Help appears in the lithe form of sexy male werecat Yoshi, backed up by Aimee and Clyde, as the four set out to solve the mystery of a possessed antique carousel while fielding miscast magic, obsessive strangers, and mounting species intolerance.The second installment of New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smiths thrilling Feral series delivers danger, romance, and suspense in an all-new action-packed adventure.
When free-spirited werecat Yoshi sets out to find his missing sister, hes shocked to discover that shes the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, sarcastic werepossum Clyde and his human pal Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of a friend.When all three are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote tropical island ruled by a species thats unusual even by shape-shifter standards. The island harbors a grim secret, and were-predator and were-prey must join forces in a fight to escape alive.Smith takes readers back to the universe of the Tantalize quartet with this sexy, fast-paced new novel."e; BooklistExpertly blends the mythical and the modern. Entertaining and clever. Publishers WeeklySmiths blend of supernatural suspense, campy humor, and romantic tension is addictive. The Horn Book
Launch title in a spin-off companion series set in the same dark-fantasy universe as Cynthia Leitich Smith's best-selling Tantalize quartet. When sexy, free-spirited werecat Yoshi tracks his sister, Ruby, to Austin, he discovers that she is not only MIA, but also the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, werepossum Clyde and human Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of pal Travis. When all three seekers are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote island inhabited by an unusual (even by shifter standards) species and its cult of worshippers. Their hosts harbour a grim secret: staging high-profile safaris for wealthy patrons with evil pedigrees, which means that at least one newcomer to the island is about to be hunted, as both wereprey and werepredator fight to stay alive...
Launch title in a spin-off companion series set in the same dark-fantasy universe as Cynthia Leitich Smith's best-selling Tantalize quartet.When sexy, free-spirited werecat Yoshi tracks his sister, Ruby, to Austin, he discovers that she is not only MIA, but also the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, werepossum Clyde and human Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of pal Travis. When all three seekers are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote island inhabited by an unusual (even by shifter standards) species and its cult of worshippers. Their hosts harbour a grim secret: staging high-profile safaris for wealthy patrons with evil pedigrees, which means that at least one newcomer to the island is about to be hunted, as both wereprey and werepredator fight to stay alive...
Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels - and conjures up new ones - for a climactic showdown.When "e;slipped"e; angel Zachary and his werewolf pal Kieren are summoned under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lock-down with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked "e;students."e; Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall decor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.
Tiffany's grandmother sees something wild in her future -- but is 16-year-old Tiffany prepared for the powerful shape it will take? When she takes over her grandmother's fortune telling booth for a day, some really strange things happen... Cat Calls is a short story by New York Times Bestseller Cynthia Leitich Smith -- set in the same dark universe as her novels Tantalize, Eternal and Blessed.
With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour. "e;You'll try to fight it. But you'll only be fighting your true self. It's done. It's destined. In time, you'll come to accept it."e; He pulled back his sleeve to reveal two dress watches. "e;In time, you'll come to me."e; Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "e;blessed"e; her; and keep her dead parents' restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature and a flaming sword and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it's too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie's soul?
Classified AdsWANTED: Personal assistant to Her Royal Highness. Duties: Whatever asked without hesitation, including but not limited to secretarial/administrative, household, defense, blood donation, driving, companionship, prey disposal, and love slavery.At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Her reckless and adoring guardian angel, meanwhilefighting in human guise as the princesss personal assistanthas his work cut out for him with the Masters Death Day gala fast approaching. Can Zachary save his girls soul and redeem himself before all hell arrives, quite literally, on their doorstep?From the Compact Disc edition.
Terrific teenage gothic novel - vampires and werewolves abound! Orphaned and in her uncle's care, fiercely independent Quincie may be the most over-achieving high-school student around, but even she has her hands full with a hybrid-werewolf boyfriend and the opening of Sanguini's, her hip vampire-themed restaurant, which turns out to have way more bite than she'd intended.
Read by Jenna LamiaApprox. 3 hours2 cassettesIt's been six months since Rain's best friend Galen died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around her aunt Georgia's Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world againat least through the lens of her camera.Hired by her town newspaper to photograph the campers, Rain soon finds that she has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from the intertribal community she belongs to? And just how willing is she to connect with the campers after her great loss?In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells of heartbreak, recovery, and reclaiming your place in the world.
Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her hybrid-werewolf first love threatens to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. And just as she and her uncle are about to unveil Austins red-hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform the new hire, Henry Johnson, into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Will he be able to wow the crowd in fake fangs, a cheap cape, and red contact lenses? Or is there more to this earnest fresh face than meets the eye?As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Whos playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything?From the Compact Disc edition.