The brightest of stars are always born on the darkest of nights. Serena Smith is unusual. Growing up in a backwoods village, her life is lonely and dull. Then, on her 18th birthday, she's gifted a magical heirloom only to be snatched by fae and condemned to a lifetime in chains. Dragged to Aldar, a fae kingdom ruled by a tyrant witch, Serena discovers a forbidden love and meets fellow outcasts, each with their own dark secrets. As the lives of warriors, rebels, and witches clash, they find a shared destiny. For only together, and with Serena's unique gifts, can they survive long enough to build the flames of a revolution. Only together can they go to war.... From the author of Draken comes this explosive new fantasy series with lots of heart and a sting in its tail. What are you waiting for? Scroll up and buy now to find out why people all over the world have fallen in love with A Kingdom of Exiles! Suitable for mature YA and up.
©2017 S.B. Nova (P)2018 S.B. Nova
"Fair or foul, on land or sea, Come the wind or weather, Best or worst, whate'er they be, We shall share together...." Civil marriage ceremonies are increasingly popular, but it can be difficult to choose readings which are appropriate in a non-religious setting. A few well-known poems tend to appear regularly at civil ceremonies, but if you are looking for something different, this book could be the answer. Non-Religious Wedding Readings contains a selection of 77 poems and prose passages on love and marriage from various writers dating from the 17th to the 20th century. They retain the classic style of traditional church readings, but are entirely secular. Some of the authors are well known: Shakespeare, Hegel, Balzac, Milton - others less so, but all are suitable for the dignified occasion of a wedding. In addition to celebrating married love, many of the readings also offer timeless wisdom for married life, which will appeal to couples who are practical as well as romantic.
©2014 Hugh Morrison (P)2017 Hugh Morrison
England during the early 1820s was a hostile place for unmarried women without family or home. After losing upper class standing because of her father's gambling habit and scandalous suicide, Annalee Stewart believes her fortunes improved when she is hired as companion to the young but sickly and frail Lady Lenore Blackstone. Although the adjustment from being a member of the wealthy class to finding oneself suddenly in service to it promises to be difficult, Annalee has no choice but to accept where fate has thrown her. She did not expect, however, to be thrown into the dark and dangerous world of poisons and premeditated murder forcing her into protector status as well as companion. Annalee's growing attraction to Lenore, and Lenore's unexpected positive response, puts them both in the treacherous path of Lenore's husband, the cold and pre-occupied Earl of Blackstone. Annalee has also captured the eye of the Earl's sister, Victoria. Her bold flirtations serve to confuse Annalee's heart. Thrown into this tumultuous triangle of love, seduction, and deception, Annalee must sort through her real feelings and confounded passions. Faced with the potential demise of one lover whilst falling inexplicably toward the heart of another, her own life is threatened from within Blackstone Castle. In the deepest shadows of love and loss, Annalee must feel her way through the darkness, face her fears, and trust that she will uncover the beacon she needs to find her path to true love.
©2014 Patty G. Henderson (P)2017 Patty G. Henderson
Crushed by the betrayal of her husband and best friend, DCI Logan is forced to put her private life on hold while she investigates the remains of an unknown murder victim, buried 25 years earlier. With her new DC, Tristan Fry, who has joined the police force for all the wrong reasons, her enquiries soon lead her to Maggi Drew's door.
Maggi, a scrub nurse, readily admits to burying the body along with her partner, Norah, a virtuoso oboist, and their best friend, Jonny, an A+E nurse, though she will not reveal the body's identity until Logan has heard her account of the murder.
As the story unravels so do the lives of Logan and Fry as they lose the battle to remain professional, causing their personal emotions to color their judgements.
This eagerly awaited second novel by award-winning author Juliet Cromwell explores what hate can make us do when forced to face true evil.
©2018 Juliet Cromwell (P)2018 Juliet Cromwell
A Perception of Sin is a dark tale of forbidden sex, loneliness, and love. The story begins in modern-day London with a suicide bomb attack aboard an underground train. During the subsequent forensic investigation DNA taken from one of the adult victims is flagged up as a match to a Cold Case blood sample, dating back 25 years. The case is re-opened with chilling consequences. Sin is what binds the characters and events together, as the story traverses the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, suicide and violent death alongside love, loyalty, and compassion, though it is never stated, assessed or judged. That is left entirely to the listener to decide.
©2015 Juliet Cromwell (P)2017 Juliet Cromwell