What terrors lurk in the ruins of the Well-Built City? Where manufactured order once reigned, now there is peace. In this second volume of the Well-Built City Trilogy, the dominion has fallen, and its vicious ruler, Drachton Below, has been defeated. Cley has renounced the title of physiognomist, striking out on his own to establish the idyllic village of Wenau, where he lives as a healer and the inhabitants’ protector. But when the villagers suddenly start to succumb to a lethal sleeping sickness, Cley is pulled back into the struggle he thought he had left behind. In order to cure his community of this horrible malady, Cley journeys back to the Well-Built City, braving dangerous ruins teeming with mechanical birds and werewolves. Amid the wreckage, he finds the deposed ruler, Drachton Below, comatose from the same sickness that has overtaken Cley’s village. Below created this disease, and he is the only one with the knowledge to cure it. In order to create an antidote, Cley must venture into Drachton Below’s mind to gather the information he needs from the source before the disease ravages the village—and Below’s mind—forever.
A poltergeist haunts Taro, dogging his international travels. It washes glasses, puts dishes away, and even dusts. At least he hopes it's a cleaning-obsessed poltergeist and not his own anxieties burbling over into neat freak fits he doesn't remember. When his property manager suggests he call paranormal expert, Jack Montrose, Taro's skeptical but desperate enough to try even a ghost hunter.
Jack's arrival crushes Taro's hopes of a dashing Van Helsing-style hero. Instead of an invincible hunter, he gets Ichabod Crane. As the paranormal puzzles multiply and Jack begins to suggest the entity might not be a ghostly one, Taro adds a budding friendship with Jack to his pile of anxieties. It's a race to see whether Taro's poltergeist or his relationship with the obviously-not-ace Jack will reach maximum strangeness first.
Ready to find the perfect match? Meryton Matchmakers has the key to your heart.
Elizabeth Bennet believes there is one true love for her. Unfortunately, the odds of finding that person in the great vast world are slim. As part owner of Meryton Matchmakers, a company that prides itself on the importance of the human connection, she hopes to decrease those odds and achieve her heart's dream while helping other's achieve theirs, too.
Infamous corporate raider, William Darcy is ready to focus on more important endeavors like finding the next mountain to scale. He's tired of the board room. Yet, family obligation calls and he's dispatched by his aunt, Meryton Matchmaker's sole financial backer, with one task. Convert the matchmaker business into a fully automated online operation or withdrawal her financial interest directly.
Without the immediate means to buy out their investor, for now, compromise is the only option. Elizabeth and her sister must step up their game or risk losing more than their livelihoods.
First match: Elizabeth's best friend, pastry chef, Lottie Lucas to pastor/martial counselor Bill Collins. Childhood playmates, Lottie is desperate to move out of the friend zone. The problem is Bill's never pictured himself the settling down type. Yet, withstanding the pressure from both his family and job is wearing him down and Lottie sees and opportunity that can't be ignored. With Elizabeth's help, Lottie goes full pursuit, regardless that others, and Darcy's computer, believe they aren't suited.
Meryton Matchmaker is a 4 book series providing a happily ever after in each book but Darcy and Elizabeth’s story wraps up in book 4.
How do you choose between life, love and the future?
Rob’s missing. Rouge’s passed out.
Caleb just told her that Rob’s been taken away to be put down.
Oh yeah, and Rouge’s pregnant.
Rouge’s the Seventh Mark, Michael’s a guardian who’s already dead. How can he get her pregnant?
The high and mighty Caleb is even more determined now to stop Rouge and the abomination growing in her belly.
On the run from Caleb and the Higher Council, on a mission to save Rob, and at the same time trying to stop the dark angel Rouge summoned – the team must figure out what the Power of Three is before Bentos kills them all.
However, there’s a catch: if they go after the dark angel and kill it, anyone with angel blood in them will die. If they kill Bentos, there is rumor that all his offspring will die except the next Seventh Mark.
When everything looks lost, will there be any chance of hope for the future?
Find out in the final installment of the Hidden Secrets Saga, CHOSEN THREE.
… or is it the final installment?
Ariel is a seventeen-year-old girl whose life takes a completely different turn on the day she comes late to school. There's a new, very handsome, dark-haired boy, Devin, in her class, but to Ariel's surprise everyone seems to know him, and her best friend claims he's been going with them to school for years, except Ariel is sure she has never seen him before.
Convinced her friends are messing with her, Ariel pretends nothing weird is going on. She even considers the possibility of having a brain disease ... until she starts having visions of unknown people with wings and unusual eyes. What's worse, her visions hint that Devin might be a demon who came to the human world to take an angel to Hell. As she becomes more and more aware of the existence of angels and demons, Ariel finds out her sister is the angel that the demons want to take.
Determined not to let anyone harm her sister, she will do anything, even try to kill the demon on her own. But can she really kill Devin when he appears so human, and what will she do when she reveals the secrets surrounding her true nature? Because, let's face it, a girl who can see both demons and angels in her visions can't really be human.
Young Adult. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.
Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic.
James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death.
Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he’s inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim’s help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.
Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA’s subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others.
For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.