It is 1837 and the city streets teem with life, atmosphere and the stench of London. Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, has been sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding.
Edmund Fleetwood, an idealistic lawyer, is appointed to investigate Sarah's petition for mercy and consider whether justice has been done. Struggling with his own demons, he is determined to seek out the truth, yet Sarah refuses to help him. Edmund knows she's hiding something, but needs to discover just why she's maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone with a child would go willingly to their own death?
THE UNSEEING is a vividly written novel of human frailty, fear and manipulation, and of the terrible consequences of jealousy and misunderstanding.
Julia is an ancient historian. After she discovers an ancient statue of a slave girl, she is transported back to Ancient Rome. Here she finds she is the slave of Marcellus, the strict but fair senator. However, when he is not around, she finds herself at the mercy of his jealous wife Luculla. Can Julia survive in this unfamiliar world? Slave of Rome: Timeslip is episode 1 of the Slave of Rome series, while will build up in time into a full length novel.
This is suitable for 18+ only and contains mature themes including BDSM.
Nobody expects to stare death in the face only to find out your entire life is a lie.
Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filled with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.
Becky will soon learn none of this was an accident, and the council of Tsinia are certain her union with Darthorn's son, Kovon, will create peace. And although her future has been planned out, she gives her heart to another.
"llusional Reality was definitely one huge ride. The story is very unique, you won't find any stereotypical fantasy ploys in this novel! Karina Kantas has managed to do the almost impossible by weaving a thrilling story with romantic twists that will have you turning pages all night, and most probably give you quite a large book hangover.
Synopsis Sarah Hilary won the 2015 Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year with her debut, the 2014 Richard and Judy pick. She followed up with NO OTHER DARKNESS, proclaimed as 'riveting' by Lisa Gardner, 'utterly gripping' by Eva Dolan and 'truly mesmerising' by David Mark. Now D.I. Marnie Rome returns in her third novel. You'll never be out of Harm's way
The young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene.
A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to go home.
To the one man who understands her.
Gives her shelter.
Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.
He's the head of her new family.
D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.
Because when Harm's family is threatened, everything tastes like fear...
Nobody said senior year was going to be easy, but I wasn’t expecting pure hell, either. That’s right. HELL.
Demons attacking. Cheerleaders screaming. Vampires and werewolves asking where the bathroom is. Just another day here at St. Michael’s Guardian Training Academy. It wouldn’t be so bad if the administration would let me get back to my demon-slaying duties like every other angelblood on campus. But with my bondmate Jack promoted to head trainer, my annoying fiancé Luc trying to start a political uprising, and that pesky prophecy still floating around predicting I’m going to kill everyone I love...well, let’s just say “complicated” took on a whole new meaning.
But things are looking up.
If I can survive Luc’s deadly Sovereign Trials and keep my evil twin sister from starting a war, Jack and I might actually have a chance of saving the world. If not, at least I won't have to worry about what to wear to prom.
Angel Academy Book 1: Prophecy Girl
Angel Academy Book 2: Conspiracy Boy
When Ashes was first published worldwide in 2013, A.L. Mengel arrived on the scene and broke new ground in supernatural storytelling. His novels have been called “complex”, with protagonists frequently found on a journey of transformation or an attempt to understand something. His latest release The Blood Decanter, was under Jury consideration for a Bram Stoker Award nomination, and called a “brilliant tour-de-force” by reviewers on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In 2015, he introduced the #Writestorm concept to the world and published a book of the same name. Authors around the globe have adopted the writing methodology, with some authors stating that #Writestorm changed the way that they approach writing. He’s now on the cusp of releasing his first Science Fiction novel, The Wandering Star. He enjoys connecting with his readers in The Writing Studio on his Facebook page, as well as on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads.
First off: Happy Birthday, Kelly! And thank you for asking me to take part (part of me is also thankful I remembered, I have a brain like a sieve). For those checking out Kelly's blog, I am Matthew R. Bell, writer-in-training and book blogger extraordinaire (the extraordinaire might be pushing it a little). I won't swamp you with links, but I will leave one: matthewrbel.blogspot.com, the link to my blog and all relevant links to my works if you're interested.
You know, depending on where you were born and where you grew up. Birthdays can either be the greatest day of your life or . . . Monday. As a Latin American living in the United States, I can tell you that my culture takes birthdays -very- seriously.
So it's the 9th of March 2016, which can only mean one thing: it's my 31st birthday!
Which, if I'm honest is slightly anti-climatic after the big Three-Oh last year.
I always like to do something fun for my birthday, last year I decided I wanted to do something grown-up and sophisticated to celebrate turning 30, so I had a tea party (with alcohol) and a pony gymkhana (with more alcohol).
For the non-horsey people, a gymkhana is basically relay races on horseback which, if involving adults and/or professional horsey-people, usually becomes a mass of competitiveness and cheating.
An intense look at the rules of high school attraction - and the price that's paid for them.
It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.
This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.
2 out of 5 Synopsis
The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.