Heartbroken from the death of her mate three years ago, Shifter Cassidy Warden is tracking down his mysterious killer-one who could bring danger to all Shifters. But Detective Diego Escobar rekindles the flames of her mating desire. And once the fires begin, nothing and no one can put them out…
Once featured in a horror movie, the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts, witches, and worse. But Elena doesn't believe a word of it—until she spends the night and wakes up in the arms of a compelling stranger. . .
Tall, dark, and disturbingly handsome, Drake is the most beautiful man Elena has ever seen. For centuries, he has lived alone, and Elena is the first woman to enter his lair—and survive. And Drake is the first man to touch her heart and soul. By the time she discovers who he really is—and what he craves—it's too late. Blood lust has turned to love, and Elena is deeply under Drake's spell. But forever comes at a price for each of them. . .
"Amanda Ashley is a master storyteller." —Christine Feehan
"Sexy, fast-paced, gritty, this is Amanda Ashley at her best! A must read!" —Ronda Thompson on Dead Sexy
"Vampire romance the way it's supposed to be written!" --New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne
Zack Ravenscroft loves womenżall women and they love him. The irresistibly seductive owner of the hottestcasino in Nevada, Zack has tasted every wicked pleasure Sin City can offer. But never in his 600 years as avampire has he seen a morsel as delectable as Kaitlyn Sherrad, the mysterious young newcomer in town. Zackknows nothing about her except that he craves her. Kaitlyn is half vampire, half human and all woman. As the cherished daughter of the Carpathian Covenżs master,she has been given every luxury a girl could desire. Now her only need is for a prince. But though sheżs readyto gamble her heart on Zack, a powerful enemy stalks their every moveżwatches their every kiss and waits todestroy their undying love.
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Ashley has written more than 35 published novels and novellas in romance, urban fantasy, and mystery under the names Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner. Her books have been nominated for and have won Romance Writers of America's RITA (given for the best romance novels and novellas of the year), several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Urban Fantasy, Best Historical Mystery, and Career Achievement in Historical Romance), and Prism awards for her paranormal romances. Jennifer's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have earned starred reviews in Booklist. More about the Shifters Unbound series can be found at www.jennifersromances.com
Cora Goode has woken up in a fairytale world. But within minutes, she does something to start a curse and her fairytale becomes a nightmare. Fantasyland Noctorno is there to save her but unfortunately he thinks she’s Cora of his world and he doesn’t like her much. But Cora needs Tor to keep her safe and the more time she spends with the warrior, the faster she falls in love with him.
"Ashley has done a superb job of crafting this novel. She has penned two amazing characters... the sex scenes were scorching. " - The Romance Studio, 5 Hearts
"absolutely loved it... the erotic tension is palpable." - Bookhounds
The road to heartbreak is paved with honorable intentions…
After a year dealing with her mum’s health scare and the end of a bad relationship, Keira Grayson was looking forward to kicking up her heels at her best friend’s wedding. Until she kicks off her (spare) knickers in front of the trifecta of perfection. Tom Carew. Son of an earl, honorable doctor and possibly the hottest man on the planet.
One look at Keira’s delightful embarrassment, and Tom’s hormone meter spins off the charts. Trouble is, his bags are already packed to return to the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He has patients waiting—and amends to make for a terrible choice that left devastation in its wake.
They both reason that indulging in a one-time dinner date won’t hurt…until their inhibitions melt away in the heat of their lethal sexual chemistry. Leaving Keira wondering if a sizzling fling is just what the doctor ordered, or another prescription for relationship disaster. And Tom fighting a battle against inner demons that could shatter both their hearts.
Warning: This book contains a hot aristocratic doctor, sparky heroine, new uses for a chaise longue, a steamy shower scene and a knicker-ripping encounter in a four-poster bed.
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes
Penzler Pick, February 2001: The very thing that first hooked me on mysteries long ago is the element most on display in this fat and satisfying volume: amazement. Not whodunit or why, but how. And that really means wow, as in, "Wow, I can't believe what I just read!" Such cases were originally the province of Edgar Allan Poe's Inspector Dupin, whose unraveling of such sensational "impossible" crimes as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" gave the reading public of an earlier era its appetite for gasp-inducing solutions. Just a few decades later the mystery genre had progressed to a more rational approach, with which Arthur Conan Doyle equipped Sherlock Holmes, though the crimes demanding our greatest sleuth's attention were highly fanciful more often than not. Snakes in airshafts menacing gentlewomen! Clubs restricted to redheaded fellows! Wow!
Next appeared the exceedingly baroque whimsies of John Dickson Carr, who eventually grew to feel the strain of being regarded as the Houdini of mystery literature. But before he saw his powers of invention begin to flag, Carr, who also wrote as Carter Dickson, had defined the subgenre of locked-room crime for all time, producing over 50 novels and dozens of short stories featuring some startling variations on the theme. The Hollow Man, published in the U.S. as The Three Coffins, is considered by experts to be this author's greatest achievement. It offers in the course of the story a seminal lecture about the locked-room crime.
In this bargain tome, Carr is represented by "The Silver Curtain," in which a man standing alone in a cul-de-sac is fatally stabbed in the back. From a less well-known writer, Clayton Rawson (a real-life magician as well as an authorial one), comes a tale written in response to a challenge by Carr, his friend and rival: make a man vanish from a phone booth. (He succeeds, of course.) Also on hand are four clever contemporary tricksters: Peter Lovesey, H.R.F. Keating, Lawrence Block, and Edward D. Hoch. There's almost too much entertainment value in these 29 tales assembled by veteran editor and mystery scholar Mike Ashley. "I've endeavored to bring together a collection of stories," he says, "that seem utterly baffling and where the solution is equally amazing." That's OK. Ration them, and you'll only savor them more. --Otto Penzler
A new collection of baffling crime tales to challenge the armchair detective. With twenty-nine tales of impossible crime, this new anthology from veteran mystery editor Mike Ashley follows in the tradition of his top-selling The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives and The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures. It includes perplexing tales, many of them in print for the first time, by such masters of mystification as Michael Collins, H. R. F. Keating, Peter Lovesey, Kate Ellis, Susanna Gregory, Bill Pronzini, and Lawrence Block.
A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers. Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, when magic held sway and Merlin vied with Arthurs heroic new world. Included are: Jane Yolen on Merlins youth and coming of age; Marion Zimmer Bradley on Nimuė, Merlins lover and doom; Charles de Lint on Merlins influence through the centuries; Darrell Schweitzer on the legends of Merlins birth; plus stories by Tanith Lee, Peter Tremayne, Phyllis Ann Karr, Jennifer Roberson, and many others. There is also a detailed introduction by Mike Ashley on the mystery and magic of Merlin and his world.
The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries
From the likes of Robert Randisi, Peter Crowther, and Max Rittenberg, these 30 stories of bizarre and impossible crimes will fascinate and intrigue the reader who grapples with their intricate puzzles. A man alone in an all-glass phone booth, visible on CCTV and with no one near him, is killed by an ice pick. A man sitting alone in a room is shot by a bullet fired only once—over 200 years ago. A man enters a cable-car alone, and is visible for the entire journey, only to be found dead when he reaches the bottom. A man receives mail in response to letters apparently written by him — after his death. The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries is a stunning collection of brand new and previously unpublished stories, as well as many stories from rare mystery journals appearing for the first time in book form.
SUMMARY: When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival and finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him. To relocate to a new Shiftertown, half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray must accept a new mate. But Andrea's intense attraction to Sean is something she never expected-a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past.
Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a barren land populated by primitive people. Dax Lahn is the king of a savage horde and with one look at Circe, he knows she will be his queen. Circe and Lahn are separated by language, culture and the fact she’s from a parallel universe but Circe finds herself falling in love with this primitive land and its savage leader.
Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde travels to an alternate universe to have the adventure of a lifetime and instantly finds herself walking down the aisle toward The Drakkar. And Frey Drakkar finds himself married to a woman beyond his wildest dreams and binds her to his world everlasting, plunging her into a web of political intrigue, magic, mystery and… dragons.
Die Schwester der jungen Hexe Amber Silverthorne ist von einem mächtigen Dämon
getötet worden. Amber beschwört Adrian, einen Krieger aus dem alten Ägypter,
herauf. Denn nur er kann ihr helfen, den Dämon zu finden und den Tod ihrer
Schwester zu rächen. Gemeinsam machen sie sich auf eine gefährliche reise. Dabei
bleibt es nicht aus, dass sie einander näher kommen ...