Author: Sadie Carter
Publisher: Sadie Carter
She was his mate. He hadn’t touched her. Had barely spoken to her. But the moment Thor saw her he had known. She was his. But there was something in her eyes that warned him to go slow. That old demons still held her in their grasp. It would take time and patience to convince her that they were meant to be together. Unfortunately, he had neither on his side. Lucy couldn’t stop thinking about the sexy, alpha healer with the gorgeous smile. His lips, his hands, his eyes…hell, she had it bad. But she had learned the hard way not to trust men. No matter how kind and protective he appeared, once he learned her secret he would either find her repulsive, or he would want to use her. She wasn’t certain which was worse.
Author: Chelsey Minnis
Chelsey Minnis's formal invention and wild personae represent a progressive yet individualized position in the galaxy of truly contemporary poetry. Zirconia's female speaker is by turns fatigued, charmed, wishful, battered, sly, perverse, and omnipotent. These poems engage a material world not unlike ours yet featuring a phantasmagorically elliptical relationship to the dimension of real action. Her speaker is detached, but alive to the poignancy of detachment, and through the "silver lips of a feverish child" invites connectivity by means of tenderness and brutality. Long pauses, enforced by strings of gemlike punctuation, allow for the reader's digestion of hilarious, frightened, sometimes frightening substance. One is compelled to follow trails of feminine intuition, savagery, ennui, fantasy, and intimacy to their diabolical, fruitful conclusions. Zirconia is accessible, confrontational, hilarious, occasionally shocking, never ever dull, and often extremely moving.
Author: Sadie Carter
Publisher: Sadie Carter
Being newly mated to an arrogant, bossy alien can certainly be trying at times. Luckily for Zoey, Dex also happens to the sexiest thing on two legs she’s ever met. He’s loyal, protective and boy, the things that alien can do with his hands, his mouth, his tongue…well, you get the idea. They should have been on their way to Zerconia in blissful happiness, to celebrate their mating. But somehow, things never seem to go to plan. Some of Dex’s warriors have gone missing. While he attempts to track them down, Zoey is busy just trying to keep herself out of trouble. Easier than it sounds. And really, she isn’t trying that hard. Please note: Alien Lover is part of a series which would be better enjoyed if you read Alien Warrior first.
Author: Ashley West
Thousands of years ago beings who were pure energy existed. They were the world, and of the world, and they held the powers of life. Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, etc., were theirs to call and command, and they kept balance over the universe. But those they watched over became greedy and hungry for power;, and they coveted that which was not theirs to have. Seeing that things would become ugly otherwise, the beings condensed themselves into solid forms, taking on the shape of gems that contained their power. Each gem found its way to a planet with a ruler who was worthy, and their powers seeped into those planets and the people of them, giving them elemental powers to call their own. Warriors of these planets use their elements to protect people, though time has passed and the beings have long been forgotten. But once again, greed and hunger are spreading, and a group of dangerous individuals seek to take what isn't theirs, going planet by planet to try and find the source of the elemental powers and take it for their own.
Author: Linda Mooney
Publisher: Linda Mooney
Finding themselves on yet another new part of the half-world, Kyber and the crew need to escape quickly or risk death, but he can’t find it in himself to care anymore. His Kelen is gone. The group is tired, both Terrans and Seneecians. Tired of fighting. Tired of running. Tired of struggling to survive. They have nothing left to give. But if there’s even the tiniest of chances that Kelen is still alive, Kyber will stop at nothing to find her. Giving up hope on ever escaping, the crew decides on a new strategy—survive, learn as much as they can, and hopefully help anyone who may crash there in the future. With new friends and allies, and new information, there just may be hope yet. The adventure is almost over.
Author: Michelle Howard
Publisher: Michelle Howard
Desperate to escape her stepfather and false criminal charges, Elliana Cage needed a way out fast. It made perfect sense to sneak onboard the first ship departing her home world. When her path crosses with a handsome stranger, she’s in for the surprise of her life. Aran T'Kar didn't expect to discover a beautiful woman hiding out on the Zanian IX. Protocol dictates immediate detainment, but Aran can't resist the urge to take one forbidden taste. (paranormal romance, sci fi romance, shifter romance, cat shifter, alien contact, space opera)
Author: Alice Borchardt
Publisher: Del Rey
In The Silver Wolf, Alice Borchardt brought the brutality and decadent splendor of Dark Ages Rome brilliantly to life in the remarkable tale of Regeane, a beautiful young shapeshifter fighting to live and love as both woman and wolf. Night of the Wolf looked back even further in time, to the days of Julius Caesar, when a woman's beauty bewitched a wolf—and awakened the man who had been slumbering for millennia in the beast's savage heart . . . a man named Maeniel, who would become Regeane's soul mate. Now Borchardt takes the saga of these two extraordinary lovers to dazzling new heights of the imagination. The result is a novel of which the pages ring with magic, romance, and adventure—an irresistible call to everything wild within us. The armies of Charlemagne are poised in Geneva, ready to add Italy to their lord's growing list of conquests. On the other side of the Alps, the mercenary forces of the corrupt King Desiderus watch the mountain passes like cats crouched impatiently before the holes of mice. Lying between the two camps is a wild and forbidding land where shapeshifters live unmolested, protected by their leader, Maeniel, and his bride, Regeane. But now the wars of men threaten to undo the careful work of centuries. The human part of Maeniel owes fealty to Charlemagne. But the wolf acknowledges no master. Still, it is as both wolf and man that Maeniel embarks on a hazardous mission for Charlemagne. Captured, Maeniel is condemned to death twice over, as a spy and as a demon changeling. Now, with the help of a Saxon warrior whose love poses dangers of its own, Regeane will brave the icy crags and crevices of the Alps to rescue her husband, only to find that he is the bait in a trap set for her by a villainous man from her darkest past—a man who will stop at nothing to gain the vengeance of which he dreams. But there is another enemy at work. Behind the tangle of ambitions and animosities driving kings and commoners alike, an ancient evil thirsts for a revenge of its own: a revenge that demands the blood of Maeniel and Regeane . . . and of all humanity.
Author: Ashley West
Alinsoth is, for all intents and purposes, a scrap yard. It is an abandoned moon, floating in the middle of space, where refuse and other discarded things seem to collect. It¿s also the base of the Amakari, barbarian people who use their weapons to speak for them and, occasionally, work as warriors for hire. They are a rough and tumble bunch, trying to keep out of sight of the Imperials, who rule most of the planets around them. It keeps them isolated, but this suits them fine. Galen, one of the barbarians, has no problems with his life. He likes the fighting, and he tries not to remember his life before he came to Alinsoth. He is brash and reckless and rude, which is perfect since he is also one of the best fighters they have. But when something crash lands on their little moon and it turns out to be a human woman who can¿t remember who she is or how she got there, Galen will find out that he has a softer side, once he learns to trust her, that is. He has no idea who she is or why she¿s so far from home, but the answers don¿t stay hidden for long. In fact, eventually they come calling in the form of a giant warship, and the Amakari way of life, along with the woman Galen has come to care for, are heavily threatened.
Author: Ophelia Bell
Publisher: Animus Press
All three titles in the first "Black Mountain Bears" trilogy are now available in one volume, PLUS a bonus epilogue. Gaia save the Queen… Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation. All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter races. Stories she might not have believed, if not for her own research into the matter—research that hardly prepares her for the trials of magic she and her cousins will endure as they set off that Midwinter’s night to discover their roots. Nor does it prepare the three for what they find on the other side of the mystical portal their fathers disappeared into: the ursa, a fertility-focused race of bear shifters, with customs that defy their human sensibilities. Except the trio swiftly learn they aren’t really human either, and once inside the ursa Sanctuary, they are just as bound by ursa laws as the earth is bound by the seasons. Emma and her cousins must make a choice: accept their legacies as ursa royalty, accept the love they find inside the sanctuary, or reject their passions and retreat to their safe, mundane lives, never to return to the realm they were meant to inherit. ~~~ Keywords: dragons, dragon-shifter, paranormal romance, alpha male, strong women, series, fated mates, bisexual romance, bear shifter
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Publisher: Baker Books
A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?
Author: Sara Page
SOS... Is there anyone out there listening? Please help... If you're receiving this emergency distress signal, my name is Princess Ameia. My escape pod has crashed. I am marooned. I've encountered only one other intelligent life form. He's big, purple and I think he wants to eat me. He watches me and is preventing me from leaving the pod. All attempts to communicate with the hostile alien life form have met with failure. I'm running out of supplies. I'm dangerously low on food and water. I don't know how much longer I can go on like this. I need help. He's approaching the pod, it... SOS... Is there anyone out there listening? Please help...
A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” —New Statesman, UK “One of the best science books of the year.” —Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.
Author: Theodore J. Kaczynski,David Skrbina
Theodore Kaczynski saw violent collapse as the only way to bring down the techno-industrial system, and in more than a decade of mail bomb terror he killed three people and injured 23 others. One does not need to support the actions that landed Kaczynski in supermax prison to see the value of his essays disabusing the notion of heroic technology while revealing the manner in which it is destroying the planet. For the first time, readers will have an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy, including a corrected version of the notorious ''Unabomber Manifesto,''Kaczynski, s critique of anarcho-primitivism, and essays regarding ''the Coming Revolution.''
Author: Amy Pennza
Publisher: Loose Id
Nadia Green has everything--power, prestige, and a fiancé. That all ends when she’s sentenced to life on the prison planet Tolbos. Within hours of landing, Nadia finds herself captured, stripped, and placed on an auction block, where she’s purchased by Ivar Holok, a brutal warlord with golden eyes and an ability to wield kaptum with a mastery unlike anyone she’s ever seen. Ivar is instantly attracted to the beautiful slave, but he suspects her presence on Tolbos has sinister implications. The Council wants him dead, and what better way to achieve its goal than by planting an irresistible assassin in his bed? No matter how much he wants to trust her, Ivar has to protect his people--even if it means denying Nadia her freedom. He vows to keep her enslaved and at his mercy until she confesses her involvement in the Council’s schemes, but he didn’t count on the slave enthralling her master.
Author: Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
A new standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Twist Me and The Krinar Chronicles Emily Ross never expected to survive her deadly fall in the Costa Rican jungle, and she certainly never thought she’d wake up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she’d ever seen. A man who seems to be more than human… Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion—and to forget the terrible tragedy that ripped apart his life. Yet when he finds the broken body of a human girl, everything changes. For the first time in years, he feels something more than rage and grief, and Emily is the reason for that. Letting her go would compromise his mission, but keeping her could destroy him all over again. NOTE: This is a full-length, standalone romance that takes place approximately five years before The Krinar Chronicles trilogy (aka Mia & Korum’s story). You do not have to have read that trilogy to enjoy this book.
An Anthology of Conceptual Writing
Author: Craig Dworkin,Kenneth Goldsmith
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such s Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language.
Author: Eve Langlais
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Plump Diana is ironing her underwear when the hottest blue babe in all of the galaxy appears in her living room. Did she forget to mention he was naked too? Abducted, decontaminated and dressed like a harem girl, she's been chosen to become the hunky alien's mate. Kor asked his ancestors to find him a biddable, docile mate, instead they found him Diana-a curvy, argumentative earthling who sets his pulse pounding and his loins on fire. He might be an alien who doesn't understand the meaning of love, but he sure knows what he feels is more than lust.
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Armed with only a notebook and a handheld global positioning device, Wark tracks the secret passage free time and free thought through the spaces of an everyday life.
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Harper Collins
With This Kiss: Part One Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with … or will he fall for Grace's sparkling, gorgeous sister? Author's Note: Lady Grace is the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, from The Ugly Duchess, and Colin is the eldest adopted son of Sir Griffin Barry, from Seduced by a Pirate. In its entirety, With This Kiss is a 200-page double-length novella.