Wait for Dusk
Автор: Drake Jocelynn
Серия: Dark Days
There is no sanctuary in the night . . .
Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the nightwalker Mira is summoned by the coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility — a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth — and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.
A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers — and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery — a betrayal by her trusted ally, her beloved enemy, the vampire slayer Danaus.Читать или скачать книгу «Wait for Dusk»
Waking the Witch
Автор: Armstrong Kelley
Серия: Women of the Otherworld
The new novel in Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Women of the Otherworld series showcases the fascinating Savannah Levine, a powerful young witch with a rebellious past and a troublesome heritage.
The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at twenty-one she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town, as a favour to one of the agency's associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes.
Soon Savannah is in over her head. She's run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn't her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she's ever had to learn.Читать или скачать книгу «Waking the Witch»
Walking In the Midst of Fire
Автор: Sniegoski Thomas E
Серия: Remy Chandler
Remy Chandler, angel private investigator, is trying his damnedest to lead a normal life in a world on the verge of supernatural change. He’s found a new love—a woman his dog, Marlowe, approves of—and his best human friend is reluctantly coming to grips with how...unusual...Remy’s actions can be. And he’s finally reached a kind of peace between his true angelic nature and the human persona he created for himself so very long ago.
But that peace can’t last—Heaven and the Legions of the Fallen still stand on the brink of war. Then one of Heaven’s greatest generals is murdered, and it falls to Remy to discover who—or what—might be responsible for the death, which could trigger the final conflict...a conflict in which Earth will most certainly be the beachhead.
The deeper he digs, the further he goes into a dark world of demonic assassins, secret brothels, and things that are unsettling even to a being who has lived since time began. But it is not in his nature—angelic or human—to stop until he has found the killer, no matter the personal price...Читать или скачать книгу «Walking In the Midst of Fire»
Автор: Estep Jennifer
This short story takes place in between the events of Web of Lies and Venom. One day, a beautiful woman walks into the bank where Finn works, and trouble soon follows.Читать или скачать книгу «Wasted»
Автор: Murphy C E
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE — IF IT DOESN'T KILL YOU FIRST
Lara Jansen is a truthseeker, gifted — or cursed — with the magical ability to tell honesty from lies. Once she was a tailor in Boston, but now she has crossed from Earth to the Barrow-lands, a Faerie world embroiled in a bloody civil war between Seelie and Unseelie. Armed with an enchanted and malevolent staff which seeks to bend her to its dark will, and thrust into a deadly realm where it's hard to distinguish friend from foe, Lara is sure of one thing: her love for Dafydd ap Caerwyn, the Faerie prince who sought her help in solving a royal murder and dousing the flames of war before they consumed the Barrow-lands.
But now Dafydd is missing, perhaps dead, and the Barrow-lands are closer than ever to a final conflagration. Lara has no other choice: she must harness the potent but perilous magic of the staff and her own truthseeking talents, blazing a path to a long-forgotten truth — a truth with the power to save the Barrow-lands or destroy them.Читать или скачать книгу «Wayfinder»
Web of Death
Автор: Estep Jennifer
This short story takes place after the events of Spider’s Bite but before the beginning of Web of Lies. In "Web of Death," Gin Blanco’s retirement is interrupted by some unwanted guests.Читать или скачать книгу «Web of Death»
Web of Deceit
Автор: Estep Jennifer
This short story takes place when Gin is a teenager. It’s told from the point of view of Fletcher Lane, Gin’s assassin mentor, and focuses on Gin’s first solo job as the assassin the Spider.Читать или скачать книгу «Web of Deceit»
Weddings from Hell
Some marriages are made in heaven . . . Some are not.
What happens when "the happiest day of your life" turns into a nightmare? Forget the drunken best man or the bridesmaid dresses from the '80s . . . none of these wedding day disasters can compare to a cursed bride determined to make it down the aisle, or a vampire who is about to disrupt your wedding.Читать или скачать книгу « Weddings from Hell»
Welcome to Night Vale
Серия: Night Vale
From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves… no matter where we live.
Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.
Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "King City" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.
Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton’s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane’s started to see her son’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.
Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "King City". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures… if they can ever find it.Читать или скачать книгу «Welcome to Night Vale»
Whispers Under Ground
Автор: Aaronovitch Ben
Серия: , Rivers of London
A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP
It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man," it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world.
At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—"that's" going to go well.Читать или скачать книгу «Whispers Under Ground»
Автор: Andrews Ilona
Серия: Hidden Legacy
Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill — she knows when people are lying — and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.
Rogan is a billionaire Prime — the highest rank of magic user — and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada's "talent." But there's no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice ...Читать или скачать книгу «White Hot»
Автор: Robertson Linda
Is a little time alone with the man you love too much to ask?
Well, it may be — when you're Persephone Alcmedi, Lustrata of the witches, and your lover is Domn Lup of the wærewolves. For once, however, the disturbance is not Seph's foster daughter, Beverly, her wacky grandmother, or her newly rediscovered mother. This time, it's the ancient and incredibly sexy vampire Menessos, bearing bad news: because the vampire council fears he is plotting a power grab, Menessos is being hunted by a trio of truth-seeking vampire sisters so dangerous they are usually kept locked in stone.
His dreams imperiled, Menessos needs Seph more than ever . . . and she needs him. Now, Seph has magical promises to fulfill for the wæres, multiple mundane family challenges to meet, vampire politics to confront . . . and into the bargain she's balancing two sexy supernatural males. It's enough to drive any woman insane, especially when you throw in a dragon and — even worse — a government investigator. As danger threatens, Seph isn't sure she can stay alive for the rest of the day . . . let alone long enough to accomplish all that needs to be done.Читать или скачать книгу «Wicked Circle»
Автор: Estep Jennifer
Серия: Elemental Assassin
I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique.
Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town.
Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back in town, she thinks he’s hers for the taking.
Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.Читать или скачать книгу «Widow's Web»
Автор: Ashley Kristen
Seoafin "Finnie" Wilde was taught by her parents that life was meant to be lived, every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash when she's fifteen. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can see her parents again and have the adventure of a lifetime.
But nearly upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she's been played by her twin of the alternate universe and shortly finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Instantly thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice (she did, of course, survive that elephant stampede, if she could do that, she can do anything), Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes (intensely) but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him (not to mention she is his destiny), without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.Читать или скачать книгу «Wildest Dreams»
Автор: Andrews Ilona
Серия: Hidden Legacy
From Ilona Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, the thrilling conclusion to her Hidden Legacy series, as Nevada and Rogan grapple with a power beyond even their imagination.
Nevada Baylor can't decide which is more frustrating — harnessing her truthseeker abilities, or dealing with Connor "Mad" Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she's become a crucial player — and sometimes a pawn — but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancee, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.
Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada's magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child's play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke?Читать или скачать книгу «Wildfire»
Автор: Caine Rachel
Серия: The Weather Warden
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin's stormy personal life is taking its toll on her patience—and her powers. But when the truce between the Wardens and the mystical Djinn starts to self-destruct, Joanne finds herself forced to choose between saving her Djinn lover, saving her Warden abilities—and saving humanity.Читать или скачать книгу «Windfall»
"She'll keep you up long past your bedtime." —New York Times bestselling author Stephen King
In an isolated land where the lure of the "Moontide" leads to shipwrecks, a woman is torn between obeying her father or her king. When she chooses to follow a Fool, she discovers magic she'd never expected . . . at a price that might be too high . . .
"Few writers today can match the sheer beauty and inventiveness of Tanith Lee's writing." —Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy
Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden . . .
"A swift pace, a good mystery, a likeable protagonist, magic, danger — Urban Shaman has them in spades." —Jim Butcher, author of the bestselling series The Dresden Files
In "Banshee Cries," ritual murders under a full moon lead Jo Walker to confront a Harbinger of Death. Maybe this "gift" she has is one she shouldn't ignore — because the next life she has to save might be her own!Читать или скачать книгу «Winter Moon»
Автор: Stone Eleri
Серия: Twilight of the Gods
Raquel Lindgren knows what her future holds. An arranged marriage. A new home in Ragnarok, Iowa, with another clan of refugees from Asgard. She should be happy. But there's a mental block preventing her from tapping in to her true abilities as a witch. And she's more attracted to the best man than she is to the groom…
Fen can't believe he's falling for his best friend's future wife. As a hound, a wolf shifter, his duty lies with the pack. He's seen too many hounds destroyed by love, and he's sworn never to take a mate, never to have children of his own. He can't deny his desire for Raquel, but she deserves more than he can offer her.
Raquel's been raised to trust in magic, her clan and her destiny. But when a vengeful demon threatens to break out of Asgard and destroy the clan, Raquel learns she must trust in love if she is to take the future into her own hands.Читать или скачать книгу «Witch Bound»
Wizard of the Pigeons
Автор: Lindholm Megan
Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing — a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents. A malevolent force born of Wizard's forgotten past has returned to prey upon his power and taunt him with images of his obscure history; and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.Читать или скачать книгу «Wizard of the Pigeons»
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Автор: Pickard Nancy, Harris Charlaine, Briggs Patricia, Konrath J A, Richardson Kat, Green Simon R, Chance Karen, Thurman Rob, Vaughn Carrie, Stabenow Dana, Cameron Dana, Arthur Keri, Kelner Toni L P, Andrews Donna, Gordon Alan
The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and many more.
New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, and Carrie Vaughn — along with eleven other masters of the genre — offer all-new stories on werewolves and the holidays, a fresh variation on the concept that worked so well with birthdays and vampires in Many Bloody Returns.
The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest and saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by the light of a full moon with a silver bullet close at hand.
Whether wolfing down a holiday feast (use your imagination) or craving some hair of the dog on New Year's morning, the werewolves in these frighteningly original stories will surprise, delight, amuse, and scare the pants off readers who love a little wolfsbane with their mistletoe.Читать или скачать книгу «Wolfsbane and Mistletoe»
Время — деньги. И то, и другое рано или поздно заканчивается…
В данном мире это правило действует буквально: купил пачку сигарет — заплатил полчаса своего времени, отключился телефон — значит время твоей жизни подходит к концу.
Писателю Калогеру осталось жить два месяца, когда незнакомая женщина предложила отдать ему два своих года…
Третий том «ЗИЛ» продолжает историю Дениса.
Мир продолжает меняться, меняются и правила. Каждый день появляются сотни новых игроков, но каждый день десятки из них опускаются до «единички» вновь становясь людьми. Непонятно кто планомерно истребляет новичков и с этим нужно что-то делать…
Вот только кто возьмет на себя эту обязанность? Вопрос, конечно, риторический -)
Меня зовут Йокагами Кисимото. Десять лет я провел в тюрьме для опасных преступников. Сегодня меня ждет казнь. Куда я попаду после смерти? Не знаю.
Каждый день, проведенный в заточении, я проживаю лишь с одной целью — завершить начатое, уничтожить мерзавца, застрелившего мою семью, и умереть с улыбкой на лице. Но это лишь мои фантазии, так как из тюрьмы, которая расположена на острове, еще никто в истории человечества убежать не смог.
Боги играют в игры.
Ты проиграл дуэль черному аватару, но боги закинули твою душу в один из альтернативных миров, в тело… американского школьника! Этот мир интересный — в нем есть и САСШ, и РИ, но еще в нем есть магия, и сильная, а также кланы ведьм, вампиров, оборотней и прочих существ. Вот тут и пригодятся занятия волшбой, которой тебя учили волхвы…
Но не думай, что от тебя отстанут.
Саша Рыбкин получает наследство от дальней родственницы. Два старых и не особо ценных предмета: деревянный гребень и мутное зеркало. Внезапно в его жизни появляется странный человек, что предлагает обменять наследство на другие артефакты, втягивая тем самым главного героя в водоворот захватывающих и опасных для жизни приключений.
Хакер под ником Орфей, случайно пострадавший от землетрясения, очень хотел встать на ноги и снова ходить. Поэтому неожиданное предложение владельца игрового сервера пришлось как нельзя кстати. За кругленькую сумму, которой должно хватить на дорогостоящую операцию, герой книги соглашается пройти игру, в которой его предшественники потерпели фиаско.
Но он ещё не знает, что есть некто, заинтересованный в том, чтобы и он присоединился к числу неудачников, проваливших задание…
MidKnight: Путь дампира. Том 2
Артём — самый обычный парень девятнадцати лет от роду. Он вырос в семье княжеских слуг, и жизнь его определялась волей рода, которому служили родители. Именно по воле рода он оказался на войне, где и был тяжело ранен. Пока Артём валялся без сознания, к нему явился загадочный незнакомец, рассказал странные вещи и, прежде чем исчезнуть, даровал силу. В один миг у Артёма оказались открыты все четыре энергетических канала, что большая редкость даже для бояр и князей. Когда он вернулся домой, его способностями начинают интересоваться знатные роды и спецслужбы. Артём узнаёт тайну своего происхождения и оказывается втянут в клубок интриг.
Каждый из нас хоть разок мечтал стать рок-звездой и выступать на сцене под оглушительный рёв фанатов. Это была моя давняя мечта, и в один день она сбылась. Я попал в другой мир, в котором, наконец, получил то, что хотел. Собственную рок-группу, прекрасный голос, ну, и магические способности бонусом…